Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May You Have Enough Chocolate this Month

May = National Chocolate Custard Month; National Mental Health Month; National Egg Month; Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; Rainforest Awareness Month; National Allergy Awareness Month

How might all of those Month-long "holidays" connect to Chocolate? Leave a comment and give us your opinion on one, two, or more of them.

May 1 = National Chocolate Parfait Day -- We've only covered this once so far on this blog so please refresh your memory of this cookbook review.

May 2 = National Truffle Day -- We've tested so many truffles on this blog yet I struggle in making them competently. Enjoy the work of others' truffle here.

May 5 = National Chocolate Custard Day; Cinco de Mayo

May 11 = National Eat What You Want Day

May 12 = World Fair Trade Day — Moves around every year

May 12 = National Nutty Fudge Day -- We've also tested and written about a lot of fudge but here are some, 2 with nuts, from Simply Divine.

Simply Divine Fudges
May 13-20, 2018 = National Allergy Awareness Week

May 14 = National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 15 = National Chocolate Chip Day; 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 -- Check out some of our baking posts here

May 19 = National Devil’s Food Cake Day

May 24, 1836 = Birthday of Joseph Rowntree, Chocolatier and Philanthropist -- Learn more about him in this article.

May 29 = National Biscuit Day

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