Cadbury Dairy Milk, Galaxy and Kit Kat are contenders for Britain’s Favorite Chocolate Brand
chocolate is one of the people’s favorite treats, both in the United Kingdom and about the World.
Whether you prefer plain, flavored, milk, dark or white, sweet or bitter, everyone enjoys the luxurious taste of chocolate.
No wonder, then, that a day dedicated entirely to chocolate was created.
Not surprisingly, it’s called World Chocolate Day. It is sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day or simply Chocolate Day.
Here’s everything you need to know about the annual celebration and which bar of chocolate was voted the best in the nation.
Is today world chocolate day?
Yes, today (Thursday, July 7th, 2022) is World Chocolate Day.
It is an annual chocolate festival held on July 7th every year.
What is the story of World Chocolate Day?
This year is the 14th annual World Chocolate Day.
Established in 2009, World Chocolate Day marks the reputed anniversary of the day this iconic dessert, first created in Jamaica, was first introduced to Europe by Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés in 1550.
How is World Chocolate Day celebrated?
Around the world, supermarkets, local suppliers and all grocery stores celebrate the 7th of July by offering special offers and discounts on chocolate items so everyone can enjoy the treat for less.
On a personal level, the easiest way for people to get involved in the World Chocolate Day celebrations is to simply eat some of their favorite chocolate bars.
You can also share chocolate with your loved ones and wish them “Happy World Chocolate Day”.
What is the nation’s favorite chocolate?
According to leading food magazine The Grocer, the nation’s favorite chocolate brand is Cadbury.
These are the top 10 chocolate products by UK sales figures:
- Cadbury dairy milk
- Lindt Lindor
- Cadbury vortex
- kit cat
- Cadbury Wispa
What are the origins of chocolate?
Chocolate comes from the seeds of the Theobroma cacao tree, an exotic tree that has been cultivated in Central America, northern South America and Mexico for over three millennia.
It was first cultivated in Mesoamerica, now Mexico, over 4000 years ago and used by the Olmec, one of the oldest civilizations in Latin America.
They are said to have been the first to turn the cacao plant into a bitter chocolate drink, and they used it in rituals and medicine.
Chocolate was first promoted as a medicine in Europe. We now know that the darker chocolate is, the better it is for us, as it’s packed with antioxidants that help the brain release “feel good” chemicals to keep us feeling happy.
This could explain why people love chocolate so much. Of course, it may also have something to do with the sugar that is added to most chocolate products.
The Mesoamerican people valued cacao so much that it was used as currency.
The cocoa industry is now the booming in West Africa and there are approximately 1.5 million cocoa farms there.