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International Chocolate Day

September 13

When is International Chocolate Day?

International Chocolate Day happens on Friday September 13, 2024.

Celebrating International Chocolate Day Around the World!

Ah, chocolate. Few things evoke such a heady combination of pleasure and comfort. Every year on September 13th, we celebrate International Chocolate Day, which gives us all the opportunity to indulge in the decadence of this beloved confection. But did you know that different countries around the world have their own favorite chocolate-based treats? Let’s take a look at some of them!

Chocolate con Churros in Spain

In Spain, one of their favorite ways to enjoy chocolate is with churros. Churros are strips of fried dough that are often rolled in sugar or cinnamon before being served up piping hot with thick hot chocolate for dipping. It’s an indulgent snack that will leave your taste buds singing and your stomach satisfied.

Cocoa Tea in Jamaica

Jamaica is known for its love of cocoa tea—a unique beverage made from cocoa beans and spices including nutmeg, cinnamon and sometimes even peppermint. The tea is brewed like any other tea and then sweetened with honey or sugar, making it a truly special treat worthy of celebration on International Chocolate Day!

Tayaki in Japan

In Japan, one of their most beloved desserts featuring chocolate is tayaki. Tayaki are essentially waffles filled with melted chocolate–the perfect combination of crunchy waffle outside and gooey chocolate center! They’re often sold as street food from pushcarts or small stands near popular tourist spots.
So there you have it—just three examples of how different countries enjoy their chocolate! As you can see, each country has its own unique way of savoring this delicious treat. On International Chocolate Day this September 13th, why not take some time to explore these international flavors for yourself? Whether you prefer traditional Spanish churros or something more exotic like Jamaican cocoa tea or Japanese tayaki, there’s bound to be something out there that will tickle your taste buds – happy eating!

When does International Chocolate Day happen next year?

International Chocolate Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday September 13, 2025
  • Sunday September 13, 2026
  • Monday September 13, 2027
  • Wednesday September 13, 2028
  • Thursday September 13, 2029


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