NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY | July 28
On July 28th dive into the ever-popular National Milk Chocolate Day. When it comes to chocolate, this sweet easily pleases.
On average, we recognize three chocolate holidays a month. Interestingly, July celebrates chocolate as often as February.
Solid chocolate, when combined with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk, is known as milk chocolate. While candy bar makers use milk chocolate to make their most popular candy bars, the treat isn’t the healthiest of the chocolates. Dark chocolate takes home the honors for nutrition. With added sugar and fat, milk chocolate packs on the calories. Add to that, milk chocolate’s popularity in baked goods, and the calorie count keeps going up. Don’t forget, we add it to specialty coffee drinks and other beverages, too.
In fact, we’ve been adding milk to chocolate beverages since the mid-17th century. But, in 1875 Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate by mixing a powdered milk developed by Henri Nestlé with the liquor. It’s been milk chocolate bliss ever since.
Since the days are heating up, melt that chocolate down. Drizzle it on some ice cream or mix it into some popcorn. Nobody said this holiday would be difficult.
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY
Enjoy your favorite milk chocolate. Create a special treat with one of these recipes:
Post on social media using #MilkChocolateDay and encourage others to Celebrate Every Day®.
NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY HISTORY
According to our research, the National Confectioners Association created National Milk Chocolate Day.
July 28th Celebrated History
While serving with the Indian Civil Service, Sir William James Herschel began requiring fingerprints and a signature on all contracts. This is the first documented use of the fingerprint being used as a means of identification.
Australian sailor, Wendy Tuck, winds the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the first female skipper to do so.
July 28th Celebrated Birthday
Earl S. Tupper – 1907
In the 1940s, the American inventor developed plastic storage containers with tight-fitting lids known as Tupperware.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – 1929
The 37th First Lady of the United States moved into the White House with her young family in 1961. On November 22, 1963, while in Dallas, Texas, Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy.