THERE ARE MANY chocolate-related
national days throughout all months of the
year. December is particularly full of them,
with National Sacher Torte Day (December 5),
National Chocolate Brownie Day (December
8), National Cocoa Day (December 12),
National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
(December 16) and National Chocolate Day
on December 28.
To celebrate, add a little chocolate to your
day. Hot chocolate is always good at breakfast.
A tall glass of chocolate milk pairs well with
any meal. Or try a traditional molé sauce,
made with cocoa powder, for dinner (and top
it all o; with a decadent chocolate dessert).
Get creative and experiment by pairing chocolate with dishes and food items you wouldn’t
usually think about putting together.
Did you know?
• ;e earliest record of humans consuming
chocolate dates back to 1700 B.C.
• Cacao beans, the main ingredient in chocolate, were so valuable in the ancient Mayan
and Aztec civilizations that they were used as
currency to pay for commodities and taxes.
• ;e word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec
word xocoatl, which referred to the drink
the Aztecs made from cacao beans.
•;e Aztec emperor Montezuma II drank
more than 50 cups of chocolate every day.
• ;e smell of chocolate increases theta brain
waves, which triggers relaxation.
• It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to
make 1 pound of chocolate.
• ;e genus part of the taxonomic name of the
tree that chocolate comes from, ;eobroma
cacao, means “food of the gods.”
• Chocolate has more than 600 ;avor com-
pounds; red wine has 200.
• ;e ;rst chocolate bar was invented in 1847
by Joseph Fry.
• Chocolate milk is an e;ective post-workout
• Americans buy more than 58 million pounds
of chocolate on Valentine’s Day every year.
—T. Foster Jones
A collection of ;ne Belgian
chocolates in a festive,
holiday bag. Includes a
variety of ;avors. Package
color varies. Item #764714.
NESTLE® Toll House Semi-Sweet
Morsels Supporting farmers for better
chocolate. The NESTLE® Cocoa Plan
works with UTZ to help improve the
lives of cocoa farmers and the quality
of their products. For more details visit
Snappers® A handcrafted
twist on a favorite classic treat!
Decadent dark chocolate,
drizzled over creamy caramel
on a bed of crunchy pretzels,
sprinkled with sea salt.
LINDOR Maxi Ball
The LINDOR Maxi Ball contains
18. 6 oz LINDOR truf;es.
Available in two ;avors. Item
#1001807 (milk chocolate),
#986289 (white chocolate
AVAILABLE EARLY DECEMBER
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