Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summertime but Chocolatey 2014

The temps keep going up here in Indiana where The Chocolate Cult is headquartered but that doesn't stop us from enjoying and appreciating Chocolate.  While you may have to pay extra to order chocolate online during this hot months you should check out your local shops and stores for deals and new varieties.  Why?  First of all -- CHOCOLATE, second of all -- Holidays!

August 2 = National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (we'll have a Saturday Sacrament for this one including a link to the very simple recipe)





August 4 = National Chocolate Chip Day; National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 5 = National Waffle Day (see the 24th for a related holiday) -- Check out an older recipe idea for Simple Chocolate Waffles

August 6, 1826 = Birthday of Joseph Storrs Fry II who took over his grandfather’s thriving chocolate business in England. (mostly because I couldn’t find an accurate birthday for the chocolate genius that was Joseph Storrs Fry)

August 10 = National S’mores Day -- Check out our last S'Mores feature
                 
                 August 10th is also the birthday of Henri Nestlé, German Confection and founder of the Nestlé corporation along with Daniel Peter who created the Milk Chocolate bar using Nestlé expertise with condensed milk

August 12 = John Cadbury Birthday (1801-1889) -- his company is still around though not part of an international company

August 18 = National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day

August 20 = National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

August 24 = National Waffle Day (anniversary of the first US patent for the waffle iron)

August 25 = National Banana Split Day

August 27 = National Pots de Crème Day

August 29 is the Saturday before Labor Day this year so that means it is International Bacon Day

August 30 = National Toasted Marshmallow Day -- you could make s'mores again to celebrate

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