Friday, September 14, 2018

World Chocolate Day -Postcard Friendship Friday #423

I adore chocolate.  Dark chocolate was a favorite of my beloved Husband.  In his office there are still a couple bags of dark chocolate pieces I still haven't touched.

Chocolate is said to give people the sensation of being in love.  Perhaps that is why it is so popular--along with the wonderful taste, of course!

September 13 was International Chocolate Day, sometimes known as World Chocolate Day.  People commemorate chocolate several days in September, including September 12: National Chocolate Milkshake Day, September 22: National White Chocolate Day and September 27: National Chocolate Milk Day. 

International Chocolate Day is celebrated every year on Sept. 13.  You may ask why that particular date?  It was the birthday of Milton S. Hershey, founder of the Hershey Company.

Chocolate is made from the beans of  with the cacao tree. It takes about 400 of roasted cocoa beans to make a single pound of chocolate -- and two to four days to make a single chocolate bar. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient in other foods.  Cacao trees also need at least four years before they start producing beans.  

The earliest evidence of the use of chocolate goes back to the Olmecs of Mexico. There is evidence of chocolate beverages being consumed by people, dating back to 1900 BC.  History records people living in South America loved chocolate, including the Maya and Aztecs.

So, get some chocolate and have a wonderful day.  Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

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