Dec 052014
 
05: National Sachertorte Day

December 5 is National Sachertorte Day. Sachertorte or Sacher Torte is a dense two layer chocolate cake. Each layer is spread with a thin coating of apricot jam. The cake is then topped with a dark, rich chocolate icing. It is traditionally served with unsweetened whipped cream.  It was created by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince […]

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Mar 282014
 
28: National Black Forest Cake Day

March 28th is National Black Forest Cake Day. Black Forest Cake, called a Black Forest Gâteau in Britain, is a German dessert known as Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte which means “Black Forest Cherry Torte”. This cake consists of layers of chocolate cake filled with whipped cream and cherries and topped with more whipped cream, cherries, and chocolate shavings. In […]

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Mar 192014
 
19: National Chocolate Caramel Day

March 19th is National Chocolate Caramel Day. Caramel and chocolate is a popular combination. Chocolate was introduced to world by the ancient Aztecs and Mayans. Caramel originated from North America. Caramelizing, a process of browning sugar, had been around since 17th century France, and a toffee – a cousin to caramel – since the 18th century. North […]

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Mar 152014
 
15: National Pears Helene Day

March 15th is National Pears Helene Day. Pears Helene is a French dessert known as Poire belle Hélène. It is made of pears poached in sugar syrup and served with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and crystallized violets. Modern versions opt for sliced almonds over the violets. The dish was created around 1864 by Auguste Escoffier and […]

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Mar 032014
 
Bun Day

Bun Day, or Bolludagur, is celebrated two days before Lent in Iceland. Children wake their parents yelling, “Bolla, Bolla, Bolla”, and try to paddle them with homemade bun bats called bolluvendir. For each hit they get a bun. Their goal is to get lots of buns! Adults just enjoy eating these special cream-and-fruit-filled, chocolate-covered buns that are only sold or […]

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Feb 192014
 
19: National Chocolate Mint Day

February 19th is National Chocolate Mint Day. Chocolate flavored with mint or mint studded with chocolate or chocolate filled with mint are all chocolate mints. The chocolate may be dark, milk, or white. The mint may be spearmint, peppermint, or crème de menthe. There is no standard. It is a popular flavor in candy, cookies, ice cream, and […]

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Feb 142014
 
14: National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

February 14th is National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day. It’s probably no coincident that a chocolate candy day falls on Valentine’s Day. Cream-filled chocolates are simply chocolate (milk, dark, or white) that have a sweet, creamy center as opposed to nuts, toffee, anything crunchy inside. Cream centers come in numerous flavors including vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, cherry, coconut, raspberry, […]

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Jan 102014
 
10: National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

January 10th is National Bittersweet Chocolate Day. Bittersweet chocolate is a dark chocolate with fat and sugar and no, or very little, milk. In the US, it must have at least 35% chocolate liquor (the ground or melted state of the nib of the cacao bean). Bittersweet vs. Semisweet There is no official difference. The […]

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Jun 082013
 
11: National German Chocolate Cake Day

June 11th is National German Chocolate Cake Day. German chocolate cake is the common name of an American cake that was originally known as “German’s chocolate cake”.  In 1852, American Sam German developed a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company. The brand name of the product, Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, […]

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Jun 082013
 
10: National Black Cow Day

June 10th is National Black Cow Day.  A Black Cow, sometime called a Brown Cow, is a root beer float – A drink made with scoops of vanilla ice cream and root beer. Regional varieties include: vanilla ice cream and root beer chocolate ice cream and root beer (Chocolate Cow or Brown Cow) ice cream […]

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