National Chocolate Day is Just a Week Away!

One of our favorite days of the year, National Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on October 28. A rich and versatile treat, chocolate has the ability to enhance so many foods, from raisins to pretzels to fruit. Whether you are partial to dark chocolate or milk chocolate, there are so many tasty options to choose from to satisfy your craving for something sweet.

For most Americans, milk chocolate is preferred over dark, but the gap has been shrinking during the past few years. The United States is the largest producer of chocolate in the world, so it’s no wonder that more than 50 percent of adults in the country name chocolate as their favorite flavor!

Scientifically proven to make us happier, chocolate is made from cocoa, which contains tryptophan, a chemical that boosts your mood. One of the happiest days of the year, National Chocolate Day can be celebrated with a lunchtime snack or a gift for your loved one. We recommend getting together with family and friends and sharing your favorite chocolate indulgence. The perfect opportunity to enjoy each other’s company and try something new; bring along a chocolate covered caramel apple, chocolate fudge or almond turtles to share.

Stop in to one of our three Massachusetts locations to pick up your preferred chocolate treats or visit us online to order some for those you love. Regardless of how you plan to spend your day, we hope it is sweet! Happy National Chocolate Day from Hilliards Chocolates!

Sources: http://www.dubaichronicle.com/2014/07/07/world-chocolate-day/

http://elitedaily.com/envision/food/20-awesome-facts-about-chocolate-that-you-need-to-know-for-valentines-day/