May = National Chocolate Custard Month; National Mental Health Month; National Egg Month; Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; Rainforest Awareness Month
May 1 = National Chocolate Parfait Day
May 2 = National Truffle Day
May 5 = National Chocolate Custard Day -- Wait! The entire month celebrates chocolate custard so why a day, too?
May 5 = Cinco de Mayo -- Make sure you use spicy chocolate to celebrate!
May 11 = National Eat What You Want Day
May 12 = National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13 (2017) = World Fair Trade Day -- Empower the farmer, protect the chocolate, help keep the future delicious.
May 14 = National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
|Coenraad Johannes van Houten|
May 15 = Birthday of Coenraad Johannes van Houten (1801) who treated cocoa mass with alkaline salts to reduce the bitter flavor, a process still called “Dutch” to this day; his father, Casparus van Houten, created the cocoa press
May 17 = World Baking Day
May 19 = National Devil’s Food Cake Day
May 29 = National Biscuit Day