It's National Chocolate Day!

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It's National Chocolate Day!

Let's celebrate together the food of the gods. 

 

The greatest culinary invention of all time

On October 28th, we celebrate simply the most outstanding culinary invention. Whether you're a sophisticated gourmet who eats only 90% dark chocolate, a glutton obsessed with milk chocolate, or an enthusiastic advocate of contaminations such as chocolate with fruits, nuts, or spices...this is the proper holiday to thank the gods for sharing this gift with us mortals. 

 

Food of the Gods 

As someone said, as long as there is chocolate, there will be happiness. For over 2,500 years, chocolate has been delighting and addicting us. Aztecs discovered liquid chocolate, and they believed that the god of wisdom, Quetzalcoatl, gave them this precious gift. In ancient days cacao seeds were a form of currency. In 16th-century, European started to add sugar to their chocolate: it was a turning point! In 1753 Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus named the cacao tree "Theobroma cacao," which literally translates to "cacao food of the Gods."

 

Fun fact about chocolate

Do you think that Americans love chocolate? Well, Europeans are really obsessed: they are the world's more prominent chocolate addicted. The three major chocolate-consuming countries are Switzerland, Germany, and Ireland. Chocolate comes from the seed of the cacao tree. It takes a massive amount of cocoa beans (400) to produce one pound of chocolate. The world's best chocolate comes from the cacao trees of Ghana, Ecuador, and the Ivory Coast. Good news: chocolate can also be good for your health! Studies have found that chocolate, eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure.

 

How to observe #NationalChocolateDay

One watchword: allow yourself the luxury of indulging in a chocolate binge! Indulge in your favorite chocolate dessert. You could also host a chocolate party. Call your friends and ask them to bring their favorite chocolate treat. Don't forget to post #NationalChocolateDay on your social media.

 

Chocolate is better than a kiss

As BBC reports, "When it comes to tongues, melting chocolate is better than a passionate kiss, scientists have found. Chocolate caused a more intense and longer lasting "buzz" than kissing, and doubled volunteers' heart rates." The research author of this exciting study is the psychologist David Lewis.

 

Our Selection

Magnifico offers you an exciting and delicious selection of chocolate. You can find the delightful sophistication of Venchi and its fine chocolate. Try also try "Campo d'Oro" Chocolate sweet cream made from Chocolate from Modica PGI. This precious jar comes from Modica, the Italian capital of chocolate. In this little Sicilian town, the master chocolatiers are the custodians of a long tradition of Modica's legendary chocolate.

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  • Donatella Mulvoni
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