An ice-cold glass of milk is good, but an ice-cold glass of chocolate milk is even better. And that’s why September 27th is celebrated annually as National Chocolate Milk Day. It’s a day where people can put aside their disagreements over what version of chocolate milk is better—the premixed kinds of milk or the ones made at home with chocolate powder or syrup. On this day, everyone should come together and agree that chocolate milk is good no matter how it’s made.
The History Of Chocolate Milk
Although we’re unsure of who invented National Chocolate Milk Day, or when it was invented, we do know when the drink itself was first invented. This drink was first invented by Sir Hans Sloane who was an Irish botanist working in Jamaica during the early 18th century. As the story is told by the Natural History Museum in Britain, he was given a drink made by the locals that consisted of cocoa mixed with water. He found the concoction to be nauseating, but he also discovered that if it was mixed with milk instead of water it tasted a lot better. He then took this concoction back to England with him, where it was sold for many years for its supposed medicinal qualities.
However, it should be noted that the official story of the Natural History Museum is disputed by some other sources. Many historians have stated that the Jamaicans not only made a cocoa and water drink but that they made a drink that was made with cacao, boiled milk, and cinnamon. And historians have stated that they were making this drink as far back as the end of the 15th century. Some historians have also observed that human beings have known about chocolate as far back as 350 BC., so it’s highly unlikely that Sir Hans Sloane was the first person to have thought about adding chocolate to milk.
Chocolate Milk Has Nutritional Value
It’s a given that chocolate milk is a delicious drink, but what some people don’t realize is that chocolate milk also delivers some essential nutrients. That’s why some people use chocolate milk as a post-workout drink. Below are some of the nutrients that chocolate milk delivers.
Chocolate Milk Delivers:
- High-Quality Protein
- Vitamins A, B, and D
- Calcium and Phosphorous
How To Celebrate Chocolate Milk Day
The best way to celebrate Chocolate Milk Day is by enjoying a nice cup of chocolate milk. It doesn’t matter if the chocolate milk is hot or cold, or whether it’s made with powder or chocolate syrup. All that matters is a person enjoys this beverage on this day.
If people want to spread their favorite chocolate milk recipes or use for chocolate milk online, they can post to social media using the hashtag #ChocolateMilkDay.
When is National Chocolate Milk Day?
|This year (2023)||September 27 (Wednesday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||September 27 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||September 27 (Tuesday)||Multiple dates - more|