World Chocolate Day
Chocolate is a sweet and solid type of food item, which is used to make different types of dishes and also exchanged by people to their loved ones.
World Chocolate Day is celebrated on 7th of July every year. This day is celebrated to induce consumption of chocolates.
This day is celebrated as world chocolate day because on this day the chocolate is introduced in Europe in the year 1550.
Chocolate is a medium to show your loved ones how you care and love them.
As on this day people consume more chocolates and show their love for chocolate on social media as posting photos of chocolate. On this day the companies who make chocolate organize a kind of chocolate fair where they promote or keep for sale the different types of chocolates. At that fair the international companies also come to promote their chocolate and give free samples of their chocolates. They also organise or ask their customers to play some funny games and keep prize of the different chocolates.
As every person loves Chocolates and enjoys it while eating it.
HISTORY OF CHOCOLATES:
The credit for the formation of the first chocolate in the world is given to JOSEPH FRY. He made a moldable chocolate.
The journey of chocolate starts from Meso America. In ancient times chocolate was supposed to serve as a bitter liquid. In the sixteenth century, in Europe, sugar was added to the bitter liquid and it was made a solid sweet dish and it became very popular in the society.
TYPES OF CHOCOLATES:
Chocolates are included in one of the favorite food items of everyone, I also love chocolates. The chocolate lovers are always ready to try a new variety of chocolate.
Here we have some different varieties of chocolates from the world. These are as follows:
- White Chocolate
- Dark Chocolate
- Milk Chocolate
- Chocolate Liquor
- Bittersweet Chocolate
- Cocoa Powder
- Ruby Chocolate
The white chocolate has a rich,sweet,soft and creamy texture. White chocolate can be identified very easily by it’s cream and color. It is made by combining vanilla,milk,cocoa butter,sugar and lecithin. It can be stored for at least four months, if perfectly and properly stored.
Dark chocolate is the most popular chocolate. It can be identified easily by it’s dark brown color. Dark chocolate is made by combination of chocolate liquor,vanilla,sugar and soy lecithin. It is used in making chocolate chips,chocolate cakes,cookies,etc.
Milk chocolate is included in the list of chocolates that are in most demands. It can be easily identified by it’s light brown color,creamy texture and sweet flavor. It is made by combining cocoa solids,cocoa butter,milk and sugar together. Milk chocolate contains 10% chocolate liquor and 12% milk. It is used in making dishes like chocolate wafers,etc.
Chocolate liquor is the base of every type of chocolate. Chocolate liquor is basically a thick and dark brown paste. This paste is made by cocoa nibs,found inside the cocoa beans. Chocolate liquor is 100%, with no added ingredients.
Bittersweet chocolate has many health benefits for you. It is an extra dark chocolate. Bittersweet chocolates must contain more than 35% of chocolate liquor and at least 50% percent of chocolate liquor. It is used in making chocolate chip cookies and molten chocolate cakes.
Cocoa powder is made by crushing cocoa solids into powder form. There are two types of cocoa powder; natural cocoa powder and dutch processed cocoa powder.
Natural cocoa powder is light brown in color and has a strong chocolate flavor. Dutch processed cocoa powder is deep,warm colored and mild flavored. Cocoa powder is used to give flavor to milk and often used in making cakes and other bakery items.
Ruby chocolate was discovered by a Belgian chocolate maker named,Barry Callebaut. Ruby chocolate is a recently introduced chocolate. It is made with 47.5% cocoa content and 26.3%milk. Ruby chocolate has intense fruitiness and fresh sour notes.
MOST POPULAR CHOCOLATE BRANDS IN THE WORLD:
There are many kinds of chocolates. Many people have discovered different types of chocolates all over the world. There are thousands of different types of chocolates brands worldwide.
Here we have some of them for you:
- Ferrero Rocher
- Kit Kat
This is a Swiss Chocolate. This was made in the year 1981. This chocolate is wrapped under a golden paper with delightful wrapper balls and creamy chocolate hidden inside.
This chocolate is named after the founder and his wife. This chocolate has a combination of white chocolate and dark chocolate. It has a great artistic touch, each chocolate has a unique and different sculpture. Guylian Seashell is very popular and in demand.
This is a leading chocolate brand that was found in the year 1986. It is the popular chocolate in the US,UK, and the middle east opening its store worldwide. Its taste comes from the ripped milk and cocoa mixed with fruity flavors.
This chocolate was found by the Italian Craftsmen in the year 1852. This dark chocolate is the best option for the chocolate lovers, because it serves them with plenty of chocolate items.
From the past 200 years Cadbury has been the leading and the best brand of chocolates. It is making different types of chocolate bars from the beginning and still working for the best. It has lots of chocolate bars such as Dairy Milk,Crunchy Perk,Colorful Gems,and the sweet and sticky five star,etc.
Kit Kat was discovered in 1935. Kit Kat has a variety of chocolates,desserts and candy. The red colored wrapper of this chocolate brand teaches and shows us sharing and caring. This chocolate is a finger like chocolate which comes in a group of four.
FACTS ABOUT CHOCOLATES:
As chocolate is delicious and it has many health benefits it also has some disadvantages. There are several theories and facts about chocolates. We have some for you:
- Dark chocolate is considered more healthy than the Milk and White chocolate.
- Eating dark chocolates everyday reduces the risk of heart disease.
- Average west American cocoa family has eight members.
- Chocolate comes from a fruit tree.
- Chocolate is actually a vegetable.
- The french leader,Napoleon,loved chocolate.
- The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which trigger relaxation.
- 400 cocoa beans are used to make one pound of chocolate.
- Eating dark chocolates during periods helps in reducing the pain and anxiety, and makes girls feel better during their periods.
So this is all we have about chocolates and chocolate day.
So this chocolate day share a chocolate with your loved ones and enjoy your chocolate day.
Happy Chocolate Day.