It turns out that chocolate is liked by so many people that there are several days to honor this loved treat.
December 28th and December 29th are both National Chocolate Day. With further research you will find that October 28th is also celebrated as National Chocolate Day. All three of these dates are posted on the National Confectioners Association website where they have a list of Candy Holidays.
Now please do not confuse National Chocolate Day with International Chocolate Day which is on September 13th. Or, for that matter, with American Chocolate Week which is the week of March 3rd.
OH my goodness! We Americans do like our chocolate.
Here are a few chocolate facts:
• 1765 – The first chocolate factory in America was built.
• 1941-1945 – Chocolate bars were a part of the World War II Soldiers’ rations. More than a billion ration bars were produced by Hershey’s for the troops.
• Today - Americans consume on average 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate per year.
My favorite ‘form’ of chocolate is chocolate cake at birthday parties! What is your favorite chocolate treat? Leave us a comment and let us know.