World Chocolate Day Celebration

World Chocolate Day Celebration

Why is World Chocolate Day in July?

World Chocolate day is obviously one of our favourite days of the year, as it celebrates the introduction of chocolate to Europe back in July 1550. In those days, chocolate was served melted with spices, water, and chilli powder by the Mayans. It wasn’t until 1847 that the first chocolate bar was made by Joseph Fry, and we couldn’t be more grateful given bars are our go-to favourite chocolate treat!

World Chocolate Day gives us an unabashed excuse to go crazy for all things chocolate whether it’s bars, buttons, bites and beyond. 

If you get a chance, raise a bar to the Mayans and enjoy!

Top 5 Facts about World Chocolate Day

We thought we were experts in chocolate here at Montezuma’s, but these 5 killer facts shocked us all!

  • Our company’s namesake, Emperor Montezuma of the Aztecs, used to drink 50 cups of cacao from a golden chalice every day!
  • A lethal dose of chocolate for a human is 22 pounds, roughly 10kgs. This is roughly 111 of our Montezuma's bars. We know our bars taste good, but we don’t recommend eating that many in one sitting...
  • A real chocolate river was created using water, chocolate, and cream for the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. It stunk after a few days!
  • The tree that chocolate is produced from is called Theobroma cacao which means “food of the gods.”
  • One cacao pod contains about 42 beans, you need around 400 beans to make 500g of chocolate!

How to Celebrate World Chocolate Day

Celebrating World Chocolate Day couldn’t be easier for chocolate lovers with our new website. It's now so easy to order your favourite chocolates to celebrate the day with us. Spread the celebrations by gifting your friends and family with a bag of buttons or maybe our famous bar of Happiness. World Chocolate Day is the perfect chance to do some random acts of kindness and make someone's day. From vegan treats to indulgent truffles we have chocolate for everyone!

Don't forget you can also share some treats with your colleagues or treat your team with our corporate chocolate gifts. Stock up on some mini bars to go in the office kitchen or why not drop one on each of your team's desks with a little celebration note.

If you want to get a bit fancier then why not get in the kitchen and have a play about with some of our fun chocolate recipes! Why not make your own chocolate milkshake by melting our drinking chocolate into warm milk then cooling it in the fridge with some ice? You can also check out our delicious recipes on our blog including our favourite Cherry Chocolate Brownies!

Share wih us on social how you are celebrating World Chocolate Day using #montezumasmoments.