World chocolate day

World chocolate day

“I could give up chocolate but I’m not a quitter”

July 7 is International Chocolate Day.

I am a chocolate lover – once I open chocolate it is hard to stop. I love all types of chocolate but these days I tend to eat more dark chocolate than any other type.

However I didn’t know until today that there was a world chocolate day. It got me thinking, who decides all of these days and how does it spread across the world. It seems there is a day for everything now.

After a little investigation I have found that it is July 7 as, according to legend ,that was the day in 1550 when chocolate was first brought to Europe from Central America. I haven’t been able to find who determined we should have a world chocolate day but it was first celebrated in 2009.

And in answer to the big question – did I eat chocolate today to celebrate? Of course I did, some dark chocolate earlier in the day and Kit Kat when catching up with friends after dinner.

I hope you managed to celebrate and eat some of your favourite chocolate today too. Life is far too short to deny yourself a bit of chocolate every now and then.

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