When : Always July 7th
Chocolate Day is the perfect opportunity to eat you favorite chocolates in ample portions. Do you really need another excuse to over indulge with your favorite food treat?
Chocolate is America's favorite flavor. It's the flavor of choice in candies, ice cream, cakes, breakfast cereal, toppings, and a whole host of desserts. Unequaled in popularity, it certainly deserves a day in it's honor.
Did you know? Chocolate is a vegetable. It comes from the Cacao tree found in rainforests.
We don't need to tell you what to do to celebrate this day, do we? Eat Chocolate!
May we offer these suggestions for your menu today.......
Breakfast: Your favorite chocolate cereal along with two or three chocolate cream-filled donuts. Wash it down with a little hot chocolate.
Mid-morning snack: A chocolate candy bar(with or without nuts) to hold you over and give you a boost until lunch.
Lunch: A big tall glass of chocolate milk is a must along with your meal. Try a piece of chocolate pie or pudding for dessert.
Mid-Afternoon: Eat healthy(???) with some chocolate covered raisins. This contains both vegetable and fruit.
Dinner: If you are an adult, sip a chocolate liqueur before dinner. Chocolate flavored coffee is a must with dinner. Dessert is none other than chocolate cake.
Nighttime snack: Chocolate ice cream, of course!
Origin of Chocolate Day:
Our research on this day did not uncover a specific date when this holiday began, Nor, did we uncover specifically who created it. But, without a doubt, you and I can guess who created this day...... the chocolate confectioners!
Chocolate Fun Facts
This Day in History July 7th
A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death. (1456)
European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in New Brunswick. (1534)
Raid of the Redeswire, the last major battle between England and Scotland. (1575)
American Revolutionary War: American forces retreating from Fort Ticonderoga are defeated in the Battle of Hubbardton. (1777)
Quasi-War: the U.S. Congress rescinds treaties with France sparking the "war". (1798)
In New York City, four nights of rioting against abolitionists began. (1834)
Mexican–American War: American troops occupy Monterey and Yerba Buena, thus beginning the U.S. acquisition of California. (1846)
United States begins its first military draft; exemptions cost $300. (1863)
American Civil War: four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged. (1865)
U.S. President William McKinley signs the Newlands Resolution annexing Hawaii as a territory of the United States. (1898)
Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City. (1907)
The United States, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia sign the North Pacific Fur Seal Convention of 1911 banning open-water seal hunting, the first international treaty to address wildlife preservation issues. (1911)
An International Railway trolley with an extreme overload of 157 passengers crashes near Queenston, Ontario, killing 15. (1915)
Sliced bread is sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company of Chillicothe, Missouri. (1928)
Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser begins construction of the Boulder Dam (now known as Hoover Dam). (1930)
World War II: U.S. forces land in Iceland, taking over from an earlier British occupation. (1941)
World War II: Beirut is occupied by Free France and British troops. (1941)
World War II: Largest Banzai charge of the Pacific War at the Battle of Saipan. (1944)
Mother Francesca S. Cabrini becomes the first American to be canonized. (1946)
Howard Hughes nearly dies when his XF-11 spy plane prototype crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood. (1946)
The ocean liner SS United States passes Bishop's Rock on her maiden voyage, breaking the transatlantic speed record to become the fastest passenger ship in the world. (1952)
Elvis Presley made his radio debut when WHBQ Memphis played his first recording for Sun Records, "That's All Right." (1954)
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Alaska Statehood Act into law. (1958)
U.S. President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States. (1981)
Cold War: Samantha Smith, a U.S. schoolgirl, flies to the Soviet Union at the invitation of Secretary General Yuri Andropov. (1983)
Boris Becker becomes the youngest player ever to win Wimbledon at age 17 (1985)
World wide web born when Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at CERN, developed the HyperText Markup Language, which would later be called HTML. (1990)
A scandal breaks out in the United Kingdom when news reports accuse MI6 of sheltering Abu Qatada, the supposed European Al-Qaeda leader. (2002)