What day is National Chocolate Day celebrated? October 28
What is National Chocolate Day? National Chocolate Day celebrates the delicious taste of chocolate. Interestingly, the word “stressed” spelled backwards is “desserts.” It is no wonder why chocolate is one of our favorite desserts and stress relievers.
Fun Facts about Chocolate:
- Americans eat 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate each year, which equals 11 pounds per person.
- “The average serving of milk chocolate has about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of decaf coffee.” “There are about 5 to 10 milligrams of caffeine in one ounce of bittersweet chocolate, 5 milligrams in milk chocolate, and 10 milligrams in a six-ounce cup of cocoa; by contrast, there are 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee. You would have to eat more than a dozen Hershey Bars, for example, to get the amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee.”
- “It takes two to four days to make a single-serving chocolate bar.”
- “It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate.”
- “Each cacao tree produces approximately 2,500 beans.”
- “Most cocoa–70 percent–hails from West Africa.”
- Nestle first made the chocolate chip in 1939, and produces 250 million each day.
- “Hershey’s Kisses were first made in 1907; today; Hershey makes about 20 – 25 million per day.”
- “Over 60 million chocolate bunnies will be made in all sizes for Easter.”
- “Chocolate can be lethal to dogs. Theo bromine, an ingredient that stimulates the cardiac muscle and the central nervous system, causes chocolate’s toxicity. About two ounces of milk chocolate can be poisonous for a 10-lb puppy.”
How to celebrate: Enjoy chocolate all day long—breakfast, lunch and dinner! Here are some other ideas. Savor your favorite chocolate treat or try something new. Plan to take a friend out for a dessert date. Surprise someone you love with chocolate today. Create your own recipe by simply adding chocolate.
What is the hashtag? The hashtag for National Chocolate Day is #NationalChocolateDay. Share your favorite chocolate treat or memory.
What other national days are there for chocolate? Several other national days have sprung up to celebrate chocolate, including:
- National Chocolate Milk Day September 27
- National Chocolate Milkshake Day September 12
- National Bittersweet Chocolate Day January 10
- National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day November 7
- National Chocolate Cake Day January 27
- National Chocolate Candy Day December 28
- National Chocolate Caramel Day March 19
- National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day August 4
- National Chocolate Chip Day May 15
- National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day April 21
- National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day January 3
- National Chocolate Covered Nut Day February 25
- National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day March 24
- National Chocolate Cupcake Day October 18
- National Chocolate Custard Day May 3
- National Chocolate Eclair Day June 22
- National Chocolate Ice Cream Day June 7
- National Chocolate Macaroons Day June 3
- National Chocolate Mint Day February 19
- National Chocolate Mousse Day April 3
- National Chocolate Parfait Day May 1
- National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day August 20
- National Chocolate Pudding Day June 26
- National Chocolate Souffle Day February 28
- National Chocolate Wafer Day July 3
- National Chocolate with Almonds Day July 8
- National Chocolate-covered Anything Day December 16
- National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day February 14
- National German Chocolate Cake Day June 11
- National Milk Chocolate Day July 28
Don’t see your favorite chocolate listed, then create your own national chocolate day at National Day Archives!