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World Chocolate Day 2023: From history to how to celebrate, all you need to know

World Chocolate Day, celebrated on July 7, is a day to celebrate the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550

World Chocolate Day, celebrated on July 7, is a delightful occasion that brings people togetherPremium
World Chocolate Day, celebrated on July 7, is a delightful occasion that brings people together

World Chocolate Day, celebrated on July 7 each year, is a delightful occasion that brings people together. So join chocoholics worldwide in celebrating World Chocolate Day tomorrow.

On World Chocolate Day, people indulge in a wide array of chocolate-infused delights, ranging from chocolate milk and hot chocolate to candy bars, cakes, and brownies. It is a time to revel in the heavenly flavours and irresistible allure of chocolate, appreciating the craftsmanship and artistry that goes into creating these delightful treats.

The History of World Chocolate Day:

Established in 2009, World Chocolate Day commemorates the anniversary of chocolate's introduction to Europe in 1550. Before 1550, chocolate was primarily available in specific countries across South and Central America, such as Mexico. However, foreign explorers desired to bring this special treat to the European continent. In 1519, Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes was presented with a chocolate-based drink called Xocolatl by the Aztec emperor. Cortes brought the beverage back to Europe and added sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to make it sweeter. In the 1800s, solid chocolates became popular. This led to the spread of chocolate's popularity throughout Europe, and it eventually became the beloved treat we know today.  

Nowadays, Africa leads in cacao tree production. The seeds of the tree have a bitter taste and undergo fermentation to develop their delicious flavour.

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Significance of World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day holds significant meaning as it serves as a delightful reminder of the universal love and appreciation for one of the world's most beloved treats. It is a day that transcends cultural boundaries and brings people together in the joyous celebration of chocolate. Chocolate symbolises joy, indulgence, and celebration, allowing us to escape into a world of sweetness and savour every delightful bite. It is an occasion to honour the rich history and craftsmanship associated with chocolate and to revel in the pleasure it brings to our lives, reported Hindustan Times.

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How to Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Indulge in Chocolate: Treat yourself to a wide variety of chocolates, whether it's your favourite chocolate bar, a chocolate dessert, or a hot chocolate drink. Enjoy the rich flavours and decadence of this beloved treat.

Get Creative in the Kitchen: Involve your family or friends and bake chocolate chip cookies or brownie bites. It's a fun and delicious activity that everyone can enjoy together.

Chocolate Movie Night: Watch chocolate-inspired movies like "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory," "Chocolat," or "Forrest Gump" while savouring some chocolate treats, reported Evening Standard.

Chocolate Potluck at Work: Organise a chocolate-themed potluck at your workplace. Encourage colleagues to bring their favorite chocolate treats to share during a break or lunchtime. It's an excellent way to bond with colleagues over a mutual love for chocolate.

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Updated: 07 Jul 2023, 07:38 AM IST
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