Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 2019 Chocolate Dates

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

Yes, all those month-long celebrations can be connected to chocolate if you just have imagination!

May 1 = National Chocolate Parfait Day -- check out our article about parfaits and pudding here

May 2 = National Truffle Day -- look back at our last Saturday Sacrament for inspiration here or check out all our other truffle posts here

May 5 = National Chocolate Custard Day -- I wonder how hard this is to make? I didn't taste anything called "custard" until 2016!
              Cinco de Mayo

May 11 = World Fair Trade Day 2019 -- this changes from year to year and I have found a pattern yet
                 National Eat What You Want Day

May 12 = National Nutty Fudge Day

May 12 is also Mother's Day in the USA in 2019!

May 14 = National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 15 = National Chocolate Chip Day

                May 15th is also the 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 18 = I Love Reese’s Day -- We have a special new product to show you all on this date so check by then!

May 19 = National Devil’s Food Cake Day

May 24, 1836 = Birthday of Joseph Rowntree, Chocolatier and Philanthropist

May 29 = National Biscuit Day (chocolate or not)

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