international chocolate day
Prepare your sweet tooth because September 13 is International Chocolate Day! Whether you prefer your chocolate dark, milk or white, with or without nuts, almost no one can resist its flavor. While no one needs an excuse to enjoy chocolate, today is the perfect day to enjoy your favorite chocolate delight without any guilt.
Because chocolate is so loved around the world, there could only be one date to celebrate it. There is International Chocolate Day on September 13, World Chocolate Day on July 7, and two National Chocolate Days on October 28 and December 28!
Although the origins of this holiday are unclear, the National Confectioners Association commemorates International Chocolate Day on September 18 because it coincides with the birthday of the founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company, Milton S. Hershey.
Chocolate comes from the bean of the Theobroma Cacao tree, which grows in Central America, Mexico and northern South America. It has been cultivated for thousands of years and cocoa beans have been used and eaten since 1100 BC. AD and played an important role in the Aztec and Mayan cultures. The Aztecs ground and drank chocolate beans without any sugar and believed that cocoa was a gift from the gods.