National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Are you a fan of bittersweet chocolate and almonds? Do you wish there was a holiday that combined these two great treats? 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 ever invented. On this day, you’re going to want to have plenty available to not only eat yourself but also to share with friends and family members.

Delicious Facts About Bittersweet Chocolate & Almonds

Want some delicious facts about bittersweet chocolate and almonds? We thought 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 chip can provide an average-sized 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 fruit 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.
  • Cacao 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.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 7 Thursday
Next year (2025)
November 7 Friday
Last year (2023)
November 7 Tuesday
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