National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
Are you a fan of bittersweet chocolate and almonds? Do you wish that there was a holiday that combined these two great treats together? If you are, then you might want to celebrate National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day. This holiday is observed on November 7th and celebrates one of the best combinations of chocolate and nuts to have ever been invented. On this day you’re going to want to have plenty available to not only eat yourself but to share with friends and family members.
Delicious Facts About Bittersweet Chocolate & Almonds
Want some delicious facts about bittersweet chocolate and almonds? We thought that you might, so we decided to go ahead and find out all we could about these two food items. Below is everything we uncovered about them.
- National Bittersweet Chocolate Day is observed on January 10th.
- Almonds need hot summers and cool winters to grow.
- In the U.S., bittersweet chocolate has a cacao level of approximately 70%
- Almond growers rent bees for pollination.
- One chocolate chop can provide an average size adult enough energy to walk over 100-feet.
- There are over 100+ published research papers on the positive effects of almonds on heart health.
- There are more than 5 milligrams of caffeine in one ounce of bittersweet chocolate.
- Almonds help slow the absorption of carbs and sugar.
- The cacao tree bears fruits and flowers at the same time.
- In the U.S., almonds were the first food to be awarded a qualified health claim.
- The Ivory Coast supplies most of the world’s cacao beans.
- Without bees, almond trees wouldn’t be able to produce almonds.
- Cocoa delivers approximately 1,000 calories per kilogram.
- The immature green almond is often pickled and considered a delicacy by some people.
- Cocao contains theobromine—an ingredient with mildly stimulating effects on the human body.
- Semisweet chocolate has 60% cacao.
- One cup of almond milk has just 30-calories.
The History Of National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
Although we currently don’t know when this holiday was created, we do know that it was invented by the National Confectioners Association sometime before 2020. We will continue to try to uncover just when this holiday was invented.
Observing National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day
Obviously, the best way to observe this holiday is by taking the time to enjoy bittersweet chocolate with almonds on this day. You can add some to your oatmeal, pick up some trail mix that has this snack combination, or even enjoy them separately. While you’re munching away on bittersweet chocolate and almonds, don’t forget to use the hashtag #ChocolateWithAlmonds on your social media accounts.