White chocolate is a confection that has gotten the proverbial short end of the stick for many years. Many chocolate connoisseurs consider white chocolate to be inferior to regular chocolate because it doesn’t contain any cocoa solids. However, we feel that should change because white chocolate can be just as elegant as regular or dark chocolate. It’s even earned its own place on the holiday calendar with National White Chocolate Day—a holiday that falls on September 22 every year.
The History Of White Chocolate
We searched and searched for the origins of National White Chocolate Day and unfortunately, we were unable to uncover who invented this holiday or when they invented it. That’s why we’ve decided to go ahead and briefly discuss the history of white chocolate instead.
White chocolate was first developed commercially in 1936 by the Swiss company Nestle. This white chocolate was and is still known as Galak. Nestle also made a product called Alpine White between 1948 and 1990. Alpine White was a white chocolate bar that was filled with bits of almonds.
Facts About White Chocolate
We also wanted to take the opportunity to give everyone reading this some information about white chocolate that they might not have known about. So we’ve listed some of the more interesting white chocolate facts below.
- In the U.S, white chocolate must contain a minimum of 20% cocoa fat.
- White chocolate is more perishable than milk or dark chocolate.
- White chocolate has little caffeine because it contains no cocoa liquor.
- National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day is observed on March 5th.
- White chocolate usually only contains cocoa butter, sugar, milk solids, lecithin, and various flavoring agents.
Observing National White Chocolate Day
To observe National White Chocolate Day, all you have to do is to buy and enjoy some white chocolate. You can enjoy it yourself or you can share it with friends and family, it doesn’t matter. While you’re enjoying your white chocolate, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalWhiteChocolateDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday.
When is National White Chocolate Day?
|This year (2023)||September 22 (Friday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Next year (2024)||September 22 (Sunday)||Multiple dates - more|
|Last year (2022)||September 22 (Thursday)||Multiple dates - more|