If You’re A Chocolate Fanatic, Then June Might Just Be The Month For You!
We’re going to talk about chocolate and why June might be a chocoholic’s favorite month. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying that this month is the only month to enjoy great chocolate holidays. After all, there are chocolate holidays that can be found all over the calendar, including National Dark Chocolate Day, Office Chocolate Day, and many others.
It just seems that everyone likes to invent chocolate holidays and place them in June. Okay, we’ve wasted enough time setting up this holiday, so let’s get to work and report on the 7 chocolate holidays that can be found during this month.
We think that these holidays will allow you to enjoy chocolate in a number of different ways, sometimes in ice cream, sometimes in eclairs, and sometimes in pudding. So without further ado, allow us to introduce the June chocolate holidays that we feel chocolate lovers are going to enjoy.
National Rocky Road Day (June 2nd)
For anyone who’s not familiar with Rocky Road, allow us to introduce you two. Rocky Road is a splendid blend of chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, and of course, nuts. It was invented in 1929 by William Dreyer and it’s been an American favorite ever since.
It can be enjoyed straight-up in a bowl with some whipped cream on top, or it can be made into a variety of delicious dishes including Rocky Road Ice Cream Pops, Rocky Road Ice Cream Bars, or even used as one of the flavors in a Banana Split! Wow, that sounds good, doesn’t it?
National Chocolate Macaroons Day (June 3rd)
Plain old macaroons are great by themselves. They are delicious fluffy biscuits that are made from coconut (sometimes other nuts, too), sugar, and various flavorings. However, chocolate macaroons are the absolute best of the best. They can be enjoyed alone with a glass of milk (either white milk, or even better, chocolate milk), or crumbled up and used as a topping on ice cream (dare we suggest Rocky Road?) or on yogurt. They can also be used in milkshakes, or as a garnish for cupcakes.
National Chocolate Ice Cream Day (June 7th)
Every June 7th is observed as National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. It’s one of the most popular ice cream flavors in the U.S. and is also enjoyed by millions of people around the world. A good pint of chocolate ice cream can be used to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Shakes, Chocolate Ice Cream Sodas, Ice Cream Torte, Chocolate Eggnog, and Black Bottom Ice Cream Pie. Man, now we’re hungry.
National German Chocolate Cake Day (June 11th)
What makes a good German Chocolate Cake? Well, if you ask different people around the world, you’re likely to get different answers. For some people, a German Chocolate Cake is simply one that’s a devil’s food cake with a fudge frosting. For other people, it’s a chocolate cake with Bavarian cream filling, and for still other people, it’s a Black Forest Cake.
And we feel all those are good cakes to enjoy on this holiday. However, our favorite is the classic chocolate cake that’s layered with a pecan-coconut frosting. Of course, we’re not against having a slice from all of these chocolate cakes — maybe served with a nice tall glass of milk, because we’re going to need it!
National Fudge Day (June 16th)
You can’t forget about National Fudge Day! Nothing beats a slab of rich, thick, chocolatey fudge. The flavor varieties are endless: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge, Peanut Butter Swirl Fudge, Triple Chocolate Chunky Fudge, and yes, even White Chocolate Fudge. Any chocolate lover will be sure to find their favorite flavor, and this is the perfect day to indulge!
National Chocolate Eclair Day (June 22nd)
A nice choux dough with chocolate icing is incredible, especially when they have chocolate pastry cream inside of them. Just go out there and grab an eclair and shove it in your face. Yes, we know a lot of etiquette experts say that chocolate eclairs should be eaten with a knife and fork, but to those people, we say that it’s okay to use your hands. Everyone who has ever eaten a chocolate eclair understands. Trust us.
National Chocolate Pudding Day (June 26th)
The last chocolate-oriented holiday in June is National Chocolate Pudding Day. This is a day that encourages everyone to enjoy a simple dessert food that’s been around since the 18th century. It’s a food that can be eaten plain, or it can be turned into some very wonderful desserts. A box of chocolate pudding can be used to make Chocolate Espresso Lava Cake, Creme de Menthe Squares, Cookie Bars, Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse, and Grasshopper Pie.
That does it for us, folks. We hope that we’ve given all chocolate fanatics out there some ideas for celebrating all of the chocolate goodness that June has to offer.