World Choclate Day is also known as International Chocolate Day and is celebrated on 7th July.
According to some reports, this day is celebrated on 7th July because on this date in 1550, chocolate was brought to Europe for the first time.
World Chocolate Day is celebrated on different days in different countries.
World Chocolate Day commemorates the introduction of chocolate to Europe in the year 1550.
Before that time chocolate was limited to specific regions and countries. For example, in parts of South and Central America and Mexico.
It was discovered by foreign invaders. Wherever it reached, people started liking it.
The chocolate-based drink was served to Spanish explorer Hernan Cortes in 1519.
He took the drink with him to Spain and added vanilla, sugar and cinnamon to improve the taste.
The drink gained popularity in England and France in the 1600s after the Spanish invasion.
Edible, solid chocolates were created in the 1800s.
Gradually, many chocolate based dishes started being made all over the world and different types of dishes were made.
Chocolate was not just a tasty, bitter drink in Aztec culture, it was also used as a form of currency.
30% of the world's cocoa is grown in Africa, but the cocoa bean originated in the Amazon.
Scientists have found that colors have an effect on our perception of taste.
There are other days dedicated to chocolate such as White Chocolate Day (22 September), Milk Chocolate Day (28 July), Chocolate Covered Anything Day (December 16), Bittersweet Chocolate Day (January 10) .