Happy Chocolate Day

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When Celebrated

Always on February 9th


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About the Holiday

Happy Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate the happiness eating chocolate gives you. Valentine's Day is just days away so why wait - start enjoying chocolate now. There are compounds in chocolate (Phenylethylamine and Theobromine) that release feel good/mood enhancing endorphins in the brain. The same you feel when you fall in love. Chocolate is also packed with antioxidants and are a rich source of magnesium.

Chocolate has been around for a long time. The Mayans harvested (and worshiped) the cocoa bean. The Aztecs used it as currency and as a drink. The Briton John Cadbury was the first to create a chocolate bar (1800s). The first Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar was enjoyed in 1900, Hershey's Kiss was 1907, and famous candy bars Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfinger, and Milky Ways were invented in 1923.

Switzerland eats the most chocolate per capita. The most popular chocolate candies in the US are M&Ms, Reese's peanut butter cups, Snickers, Hershey's Milk chocolate, and Kit Kat.

Gift Guidelines

  • Box of chocolates, chocolate covered cherries
  • Hot chocolate, chocolate flavored coffee
  • Chocolate covered strawberries, nuts, bananas
  • S'more kit, chocolate brownie
  • Chocolate pudding, ice cream, or milkshake

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