Calling all the chocolate lovers out there. February 9 is Chocolate Day, and it is also a part of the Valentine’s week celebrations in India.
The history of chocolate can be traced back around 2,500 years when the Aztecs discovered liquid chocolate and believed that it was the god of wisdom. At the same time, cocoa seeds were also considered something valuable in that they were used as a form of currency.
In the early years, most of the chocolate was sugar-free, which was consumed very bitterly. Until the 16th century, the Europeans started adding sugar to chocolate. Surprisingly, it became quite famous in the markets, and many families started to buy chocolate as a type of treat.
In the 19th and early 20th century, many chocolate companies began to build up their business path by producing chocolate. One of the chocolate industries, Cadbury, was founded in England in 1868. Nowadays, it has developed into a well-known chocolate brand.
After the establishment of Cadbury, Milton S. Hershey founded Hershey’s 25 years later, which stands out as one of the biggest chocolate brands around the world. Moreover, in the 1860s, Nestlé kicked off producing chocolate-flavored drinks.
Today, a lot of chocolate businesses not only offer a wide variety of chocolate items that are loved by so many people, but also generate a large amount of profit, which boosts the increase of the economy.
Chocolates are a favorite among all the people of all ages. We can have chocolate as a drink, a dessert, an ice cream or a cake flavor.
On Chocolate Day, besides treating yourself with something chocolate, it is also a day for us to express love. Wrap up a chocolate bar and give your sweethearts to surprise them before Valentine’s Day. This romantic action would certainly gain endless appreciation from your loved ones.