World Chocolate Day 7th July

In honour of World Chocolate Day, we are already swapping our strawberry ice cream for chocolate!

Did you know the first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry? As a trained doctor, he was convinced of its health-giving properties and saw it as a nutritious alternative to alcohol. If only!

There’s plenty you can do at home to celebrate World Chocolate Day on July 7th. Why not host your own tasting evening? It can be as simple as trying chocolate from a new country, or getting creative and curating your own selection of bars from Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, and Handersons.

Choose a classic dark chocolate – perhaps a bar crafted by Montezuma. Next, look for milk chocolate – a high cocoa content milk chocolate will provide more of a ‘cocoa hit’ without the bitterness of dark chocolate. But don’t forget white chocolate for the sweeter tooth amongst your friends and family.

You could also celebrate with the kids and try to create a chocolate mug cake in under ten minutes! But if you’re after a no-mess celebration, head to Hannah’s bakery for a chocolatey treat.