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

National Hot Chocolate Day Fun Facts

The first chocolate beverage is believed to have been created by the Mayan peoples around 2000 years ago, and a cocoa beverage was an essential part of Aztec culture by 1400 A.D.

  • January 31st is National Hot Chocolate Day.
  • To make the chocolate drink, which was served cold, the Maya ground cocoa seeds into a paste and mixed it with water, cornmeal, chili peppers, and other ingredients.
  • From the 16th to 19th centuries, hot chocolate was valued as a medicine as well as a drink. The explorer Francisco Hernández wrote that chocolate beverages helped treat fever and liver disease.
  • A study conducted by Cornell University has shown that hot chocolate contains more antioxidants than wine and tea, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease.
  • Visitors to Monticello can sample hot chocolate made the way Thomas Jefferson preferred it. Using stone roasted cacao, sugar and spices.

How To Observe National Hot Chocolate Day

  • Make up a batch of popcorn and experiment with it as an ingredient in one of your food truck dishes for your customers.
  • Use #NationalHotChocolateDay to post on social media. Facebook | Twitter

National Hot Chocolate Day Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any hot 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: Hot Chocolate Fun Facts