On July 7 every year, World Chocolate Day is celebrated and people dive into the love of the sweet delight. Chocolate doesn’t need a particular day to be celebrated but it just gives you a chance to satisfy the sweet tooth.
It is one of the most cherished sweet delights and is loved by almost everyone.
On World Chocolate Day, lets us know about the history and significance behind it
World Chocolate Day 2022: Date
Chocolate Day events occur every year. The United States of America celebrates National Chocolate Day on October 28 but most of them observe the day during Valentine Week. World Chocolate Day is celebrated on July 7 every year with a different significance.
World Chocolate Day history and Significance
The introduction of the sweet delight dates back in 1550 in Europe. As per the legends, chocolate was first introduced in the European culture on July 7, 1550. Until then, chocolate was only popular to the natives of Mexico and parts of central and South America. It is upon this discovery by foreign invaders, chocolate traveled to other parts of the world and became a mainstay wherever it went.
The two products most vital to chocolate production come from this cocoa liquor paste. Cocoa powder is produced and packed for purchase at grocery stores so that we can bake the beloved roasted taste profile into our cakes and cookies, while cocoa butter is produced so that manufacturers can use it as an ingredient in their chocolate bars.
Dark chocolate, which tastes most like its mother seed, is simply a mixture of cocoa liquor, cocoa butter, and sugar. Milk chocolate includes those three ingredients plus a smattering of milk powder. At this point, chocolatiers can add things like nuts, salts, and syrups to elevate the flavor profile. Once cooled, the mixtures harden into the shapes of their respective molds, are wrapped in paper, and shipped to our favorite stores and candy shops.