Before you read any further, it’s compulsory that you pick up some chocolate. It’s simply non-negotiable. However, it can be in any form: a hot chocolate with marshmallows, a freshly baked chocolate brownie or a block of your go-to chocolate – anything will be acceptable.
OK, are you ready? Brace yourselves – we’re now giving you a second reason to eat more chocolate on Tuesday, July 7. You guessed it, chocoholics: World Chocolate Day is on the horizon. It’s celebrated yearly, and it’s a day known for indulging a little more than usual. If you’ve still got Easter eggs stashed away, we applaud you; however, it’s time to demolish those delicious morsels. That’s your mission for July 7, and once you’ve completed it, well, that’s one more task ticked off that to-do list.
Our chocolate crystal ball can’t tell us what the future will hold, but we can speculate that we’ll still be isolating to some degree at home. So get your iso-bake on and prepare your household for a treat. Or get the kids involved – but make sure they know who gets to lick the spoon. Some may choose to enjoy their dark, milk or white chocolate alone by hiding from the kids in the laundry. That’s OK too. Pop some extra chocolate in your shopping trolley during your essential shop before your weekly video call with your friends.
It’s said that the first World Chocolate Day was introduced in Europe in 1550. What we can gather from this is that chocolate has always been hugely popular all over the world, and will continue to be so. Some scientists even now say that eating dark chocolate every day is better for you than eating vegetables. What a sweet thought!