July 28, 2013

National Milk Chocolate Day

“The 12-step chocoholics program: Never be more than 12 steps away from chocolate!" - Terry Moore

It's National Milk Chocolate Day!

Not to be confused with National Chocolate Milk Day, today is all about the sweet, creamy combination of both cocoa solids and (liquid, condensed, or powdered) milk. Thank goodness Swiss man Daniel Peter developed it in the late nineteenth century (and that he lived next door to his friend Henri Nestle who helped him come up with it)! After all, where would hot chocolate, cake, or candy bars be without it?

While you're chowing down on some milk chocolate today, consider these four fun facts:
- Chocolate was used as the "blood" in the Psycho shower scene.

- Think those chocolate coins are just for eating? The Aztecs actually used to use cacao beans as currency!
- Feeling euphoric? Chocolate contains theobromine which, while bad for dogs, is good for people as it releases happy endorphins into the brain!
- According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest rabbit made of chocolate was made by battery makers Duracell in Sandton City, Gauteng, South Africa on March 19th, 2010. It weighed 6,635 lbs.

And now you're all the wiser, foodies!

Happy National Milk Chocolate Day!