NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY
National Chocolate with Almonds Day on July 8th each year offers a combo deal to celebrate. What a great way to wrap up chocolate and almonds in one package. Celebrate it by giving some to a friend or neighbor.
When it comes to adding almonds to chocolate, the options are plentiful. From cakes to chocolate bars, puddings and cookies we can celebrate this National Day with snacks and desserts galore! Whether you pick up a chocolate bar or make something from scratch, this holiday will surely hit the spot. This timeless combination brings smooth chocolate and crunch to snack time. However, it also adds a warm nuttiness to cakes and brownies. Add both to ice cream or mousse for a richer flavor or elevate other divine desserts such as cheesecake and custards.
Chocolate syrup with chopped nuts drizzled over your favorite pastry adds just a hint of sinful flavor. And when popcorn screams for added crunch, chocolate and almonds answer the call. The options are unlimited for this combo, don’t doubt it.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ALMONDS:
- Reduce the risk of heart attack
- Lower ‘bad’ cholesterol
- Protects artery walls from damage
- Help build healthy bones and teeth
- Provide healthy fats and aid in weight loss
- Lower the rise in blood sugar and insulin after meals
- Help provide good brain function
- Nourish the nervous system
- Alkalize the body
HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateWithAlmondsDay
Try this Chocolate Almond Cake recipe to celebrate. Other simple ways to enjoy chocolate and almonds are by sipping coffee flavored with the combination. Be sure to invite friends who appreciate these holidays, too. Anyone who savors friendship and chocolate should be included. Don’t forget to share photos on social media using #ChocolateWithAlmondsDay.
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY HISTORY
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July 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The first issue of The Wall Street Journal is published by Charles Henry Dow.
During World War II, the first recruits, including female pilots, were accepted into the United States Air Force program called Women in the Air Force (WAF).
The Space Shuttle Atlantis begins the final mission of the U.S. shuttle program.
July 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Eli Lilly – 1838
In 1876, the American soldier, chemist and businessman founded Eli Lilly and Company. During the American Civil War. He was known for his philanthropic and preservation interests.
Nelson Rockefeller – 1908
While the son of John Rockefeller campaigned to be President of the United States in 1968, he never earned the Republican nomination. However, in 1974, President Gerald Ford nominated Rockefeller as his vice president.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross – 1926
The pioneering psychiatrist is known for establishing the theory on the five stages of grief.
Anjelica Huston – 1951
Best known for her role as Morticia Addams on The Adams Family, the American actress and director is also known for her roles in Prizzi’s Honor and The Grifters.