This month we are celebrating World Chocolate Day! This exciting day is being celebrated on 7th July, and I am definitely going to be taking advantage!
This day can be used to celebrate with some rich, bitter dark chocolate that makes you feel tingly inside. Failing that, you can stock up on some chocolate ice cream, milkshakes or the ultimate chocolate biscuit selection.
Although this is a great time of year for the weather and sun, this isn’t the most thought-through time to be celebrating this day!
The beloved food that we are celebrating is prone to melting quite quickly, even more reason to finish off the selection box before it hits 12pm!
It has been stated that the reason we celebrate this fantastic day is because of when chocolate first came into our lives.
On 7th July, it is said that this year marks 468 years since chocolate was first introduced into Europe. I can’t even begin to imagine how exciting this day must have been!
• Did you know… that the smell of chocolate actually increases theta waves in the brain, triggering relaxation. No wonder we feel so relaxed and diving into a fresh bar of Galaxy!
• Did you know… that white chocolate technically isn’t even chocolate at all! It has no cocoa solids or liquor in it so isn’t really classed as chocolate at all.
• Did you know… Toblerones are so popular that if we were to take all of the bars sold in a year and lay them down end to end, they would stretch out for 62,000km – longer than the circumference of the Earth!
• Did you know… a lady called Ruth Wakefield accidentally invented the chocolate chip cookie. She mixed broken bits of Nestlé chocolate into her cookie dough mix, in the hope it would absorb and make chocolate flavoured cookies. Instead, she magically made chocolate chip cookies and sold her idea to Nestlé in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate. Now that’s a deal you could not refuse!