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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY - April 21

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY – April 21

 NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY

National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day is observed each year on April 21st. Not unlike other nuts, cashews and chocolate get along well together. Of course, chocolate lovers savor the combination of nutty crunch and creamy, rich chocolate. 

The cashew is a tree from the family Anacardiaceae.  Its English name comes from Portuguese for the fruit of the cashew tree “caju.”  Originally native to Northeastern Brazil, cashew trees are now widely grown in tropical climates for their cashew fruit and nuts.

With leaves arranged spirally and a leathery texture, the evergreen cashew tree grows up to 32 feet tall. It also often grows with an irregularly shaped trunk. The buds produce small flowers that start pale green and turn reddish, each having five slender, acute petals.

Surprisingly, the cashew nutshell is toxic, so producers shell the cashew before selling it to consumers. While many people enjoy the cashew nut for its delicious buttery flavor on its own, adding chocolate makes it even more enjoyable. It makes a great gift during the winter holidays. However, people enjoy chocolate-covered cashews all year long. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateCoveredCashewsDay

Celebrate with a handful of chocolate-covered cashews. They make terrific party snacks. Add them to trail mix or keep a dish of them by your desk to ward off the mid-day munchies. Share your favorite recipes and bring the finished product to share. We even have a recipe for you to try. 

Microwave Chocolate Cashew Cluster

Use #ChocolateCoveredCashewsDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY HISTORY

National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of this chocolate and nut holiday.


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