A Sweet Holiday: National “Milk Chocolate Day” is July 28th

chocolateafm1There are holidays that are fun and then there are those celebratory days that are fun and delicious. One of our favorites lands on July 28th – that’s National “Milk Chocolate Day.”

All about Milk Chocolate

chocolateafm3Different than other kinds of chocolate, milk chocolate combines cocoa solid with either dry or condensed milk. Typically, milk chocolate can be enjoyed on its own or as an ingredient in hot chocolate, candy bars, and other scrumptious desserts.

No matter what kind of chocolate you enjoy, it is all known to help make you happy thanks to a stimulant in cocoa beans. Not only does it taste good, but it also puts you in a better mood. No wonder they made it a celebratory day!

This Special and Sweet Celebration

Not much is known about the origins of this special occasion. We suspect that some chocolate company played a role in making this a celebratory day.

Whatever the origin, it is the perfect excuse to enjoy chocolate as well as gift chocolate to a friend, loved one, or colleague. It’s really hard to find someone who doesn’t love chocolate!

It is a day that must be celebrated at work and home! Here are some ideas to celebrate:chocolateafm4

  • Since it’s hot, there is nothing like homemade or store bought chocolate ice cream in a cone, dish, or sundae.
  • Create a chocolate fondue for dessert with fresh fruit, pound cake, and cheesecake bites.
  • Try making your own chocolate candies at home.
  • Dip bananas in chocolate and freeze for a delicious treat for your kids (and you!).
  • Bake up some chocolate chip cookies.

Our Milk Chocolate Selection

We have a delicious assortment to help celebrate this sweet day! Our selection includes premium chocolate brands, such as Lindt and Godiva – two of the world’s favorite chocolatiers.

The milk chocolate selection includes different size boxes of chocolates and chocolate truffles in a range of flavors and fillings. We also have a smaller bag of Lindt travels to make sure we can cater to all types of budgets.chocolateafm2

Our chocolate selection even includes other types of chocolate like dark chocolate and white chocolate mixed in with the milk chocolate goodies. In our mind, it’s all good!

Our milk chocolate selection can be delivered locally to the Long Beach area or throughout the country and world. We want to make sure that everyone, everywhere, can celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day!

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Chocolate Lovers Rejoice! It’s National Chocolate Lovers’ Month

helen1We could not close out the month without mentioning one of our personal favorite holidays – that’s right, February is National Chocolate Lovers’ Month!

Many people enjoy the taste of chocolate — some like it dark while others go for milk or even white chocolate.  When it comes to enjoying chocolate, the possibilities are nearly endless.

You can get this sweet treat with a crisp, with all types of nuts, with fruit centers, with caramel and even as a truffle. We’ve even seen chocolate covered bacon!

To celebrate this month of chocolate and tell you about the types of chocolate we have, we thought we would dedicate this blog post to this sweet treat!

Interesting Facts about Chocolate

Chocolate has actually been treasured throughout history. Did you know that chocolate was actually used as currency by the Mayans? Of course, the chocolate of yesteryears is much different than that of today. Basically, it wasn’t sweetened at all. It also had the consistency of water and was translated to mean ‘bitter water.’

helen2But, it was not this liquid form that was used as currency by the Mayans. It was actually the cocoa bean. That’s right, the bean we use today to make our succulent chocolates was actually used as money way back when. It is true then — money really does grow on trees.

While you might call yourself or someone you know a chocolate lover, you may not compare to the Swiss. In Switzerland, one person eats an average of almost a kilogram of chocolate each month.  That is just over two pounds of chocolate a month.  helen3

Our Tempting Chocolate Selection

Our Helen Grace brand chocolates are perfect for any chocolate lover. This delicious assortment of chocolates is a great way to brighten up any chocolate lover’s day. They also make a great treat for you if you want to treat yourself.   

Looking for something familiar? Chocolate brands are often different, so why not go with a brand you know and love? Our Ghirardelli Assorted Squares is truly a chocolate lover’s dream come true.  We’ve also got Lindt brand chocolates as well as truffles and many other temptations to help you celebrate your love of chocolate.

helen4Those are just two of the many types of chocolate we have for you or your loved ones! With only a few days left in the month of February, it’s time to celebrate with a sweet treat!