- September 13 -

International Chocolate Day

On this day, the world unites in celebrating one of the most delicious and delightful confections known to man: chocolates!   The United States consumes over three billion pounds of chocolate per year. The alleged benefits of chocolate have reached mystical heights: enhances mood, reduces...

International Chocolate Day

On this day, the world unites in celebrating one of the most delicious and delightful confections known to man: chocolates!

The United States consumes over three billion pounds of chocolate per year. The alleged benefits of chocolate have reached mystical heights: enhances mood, reduces stroke and heart disease, improves vision and blood flow, and even makes you smarter!

Chocolate has been deified to such an extent that Sept. 13 is officially hailed as International Chocolate Day. Milton Hershey, the founder of Hershey's, was born on this day in 1857. Hmmm, sounds like there might be some kind of ulterior motive behind this holiday. In any case, the truth has been out for quite some time -- most of us do have a love affair with chocolate.

Chocolate is produced from cacao beans, one of the most important crops in the global tropics. The International Cocoa Organization estimates that 90 percent of the world's cacao is grown by three million smallholders, employing over 14 million workers worldwide.
Cacao, in its natural state, grows in the highly bio-diverse understory of tropical rainforests.
Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-santulli/happy-birthday-chocolate_b_1877853.html
http://www.lomography.com/magazine/news/2012/09/13/today-is-international-chocolate-day

Categories:

You may also like...

Interesting events from Food category.

International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style with a focus on health at any size and in raising awareness of the potential dangers of dieting and the...

Soft Ice Cream Day

Also known as “soft serve,” this swirled delight is served using a special machine. Ice cream vendors also use a special technique to double the amount of air in soft ice cream, which creates its light, smooth texture. 1934, Tom Carvel, the founder of the Carvel brand and franchise,...

Rum Punch Day

This holiday is for enjoying rum punch! Rum punch is a age old recipe that dates way back. So on Rum Punch Day; why not have yourself a punch party and try a bowl of rum punch between friends. Rum is made by distilling fermented sugar from sugar cane and is fermented from 'cane juice,...

World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food...

Bitter-sweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate taht does not contain milk in either liquid or dry form. Bittersweet chocolate is essentially a mixture of chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter, and sometimes vanilla. Recent studies have revealed certain health benefits from the...

Pepper Pot Day

Pepper pot is a thick spicy soup first created on December 29, 1777. During the Revolutionary War, the Continental Army experienced an exceptionally harsh winter in Valley Forge. The soldiers were low on food because the farmers in the area sold all their supplies to the British Army for cash...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet