Obviously if you live in much of the English speaking world, Halloween is probably what comes to your mind in terms of candy of any sort. It is a HUGE candy holiday but in general we think of cheaper, mass made candy. Part of my hope for this month as in the two previous Annual Halloween Treat Challenges we host here on The Chocolate Cult, is to show that there are a lot of options out there for Halloween.
But yes, there are other fun food holidays that you can enjoy chocolate as part of your celebration. Let's list these out.
October = National Dessert Month, National Cookie Month -- both?!
October = first full week is National Mental Health Illness Week -- see the post from yesterday about why I'm including this on our list
October 1 = National Homemade Cookie Day -- has to have some type of chocolate
October 7 = National Frappe Day -- frappe with chocolate or chocolate frappe?
October 9, 1797 + Birthday of Philippe Suchard, founder of what was once the greatest chocolatier in Switzerland, creator of the Milka bar -- I'll try to do a brief history post on this day about him
October 10 = National Angel Food Cake Day; World Mental Health Day -- chocolate angel food cake is yumm
October 14 = National Chocolate-Covered Insect Day -- never tried this...
2nd Thursday = National Dessert Day -- what will you make?
3rd Saturday in October = Sweetest Day -- we've talked about this in the past so look at earlier posts to discover a brief history of this holiday
October 16 = World Food Day -- yes, chocolate is popular world-wide
October 18 = National Chocolate Cupcake Day -- could we find another day?
October 28 = National Chocolate Day -- haven't we had this before?
October 30 = Buy a Donut Day -- the day before Halloween?
October 31 = Halloween; National Candy Apple Day -- this makes perfect sense together even if paranoia keeps homemade treats off most lists