National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on the 21st of April. It’s a holiday on which people are encouraged to enjoy one of the tastiest chocolate and nut combinations to ever end up being a snack.
Although chocolate-covered almonds had been around since the mid-18th century, and chocolate-covered peanuts would hit the snack scene in the 1920s, it wouldn’t be until much later that people would discover the joys of chocolate-covered cashews. Although we’re unsure of exactly how long these chocolate-covered nuts have been around, we do know they’ve been around long enough for this fantastic holiday to be created.
Interesting Facts About Cashews
Below are some interesting facts about cashews that we uncovered during our research.
- Cashew trees are native to northeastern Brazil.
- Portuguese sailors carried cashew trees all the way to India during the 16th century.
- The United States uses approximately 90% of the world’s cashew production.
- Cashew trees grow best in sandy soils.
- Cashews are used to make a variety of industrial products including brake liners and paint.
- Cashews are usually green before the nuts are roasted.
- In 2010, Nigeria was the top producer of cashew nuts.
- Cashews belong to the same family of plants as sumac and poison ivy.
- November 23rd is National Cashew Day.
Observing National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
We think that this holiday is easy enough to celebrate. Just go buy some chocolate-covered cashews and enjoy them by yourself or with friends and family members. Hey, you can even pass out chocolate-covered cashews as gifts on this day. It’s your choice.
While you’re celebrating this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalChocolateCoveredCashewsDay to spread the word about this holiday to anyone who might not be familiar with it.