National food holidays have been around for decades. Unfortunately, most of them aren’t real holidays, but they sure are fun to celebrate. Then again, it’s always nice to have an extra excuse for enjoying certain foods. What makes a work day more fun than honoring everything from National Hamburger Day to National Chocolate Candy Day?

We cover them all so you always know what food your food truck should be celebrating.

National Chocolate Candy Day Fun Facts

Cocoa, a rare and expensive commodity, had been introduced in Central Europe via Spain as early as the 1600’s but it wasn’t until 1765 that the first chocolate factory was established in the United States.

  • December 28th is National Chocolate Candy Day.
  • In the 17th Century, the first recorded case of “Death by Chocolate” occurred.
  • The original 3 Musketeers Bar of the 1930s had three parts: chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.
  • During the Second World War, the U.S. Government commissioned Milton Hershey to create a candy bar to include in the soldiers’ rations. The recipe his company created is now the famous Hershey Milk Chocolate Bar.
  • In 1907, the iconic Milk Chocolate Hershey’s Kisses were introduced. They are one of the most successful chocolates and Hershey produces approximately 20-25 million per day in a variety of flavors.
  • American chocolate manufacturers use about 1.5 billion pounds of milk only surpassed by the cheese and ice cream industries. They also consume approximately 3,500,000 pounds of whole milk.

How To Observe National Chocolate Candy Day

  • Tap into your inner chocolatier and whip together some chocolate candy.
  • Use #NationalChocolateCandyDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National National Chocolate Candy Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any chocolate fun facts in the comment section. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

There is a National Food Holiday for almost every day of the year. Don’t miss a single one! Find all of the National Food Holidays to spice up your food truck menu specials throughout the year.

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REFERENCE: Chocolate Candy Fun Facts