National Chocolate Day 2017

National Chocolate Day 2017

Today , October 28th is the day that is declared National Chocolate Day 2017 and that means EAT CHOCOLATE!!

 

Did you know that chocolate comes for the seed of a cacao tree?  The seeds are very bitter and they have to be fermented for the rich chocolate flavor.  After the seeds have been fermented, the beans are dried, cleaned and roasted.  The shell is then removed after being roasted to produce cacao nibs.  The nibs are ground into cocoa mass, which is pure chocolate in rough form.  The cocoa mass can be liquefied and molded with or without other ingredients. At this point in the process, it is called chocolate liquor.  The chocolate liquor may be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter.

 

Many companies offer freebies and deals on National Chocolate Day and here is a list of what I found:

Ghirardelli – Every order from the famed chocolatier on National Chocolate Day will ship with a free cocoa sample.
Godiva – Join the chain’s Rewards Club and you’ll not only get free shipping, but early access to sales and a chocolatey gift on your birthday.
Hershey – Save 10% when you enter the coupon code HERSHEYSAVE at checkout.
Lindt – Coupon code FREESHIP75 will get you free cold-pack shipping on orders of $75 or more for National Chocolate Day.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – Save 10% on online purchases with the code RMN10.
Russell Stover – Knock 20% on your first purchase by signing up for emails. Also, shipping is free for orders of $25 or more.
Colt’s Chocolates – Buy any two items and the coupon code BUY2SAVE10% will shave 10% off the bill for National Chocolate Day. You’ll also get a free bag of mint marshmallows.
Shari’s Berries – Save 20% on any chocolate orders with the code CHOCOLATE20
Amber Lyn Chocolate – Save 15% on National Chocolate Day with coupon code ICRAVE2016.
Dan’s Chocolates – Take a firm $5 off of orders with coupon code C9910.
Fannie May – Want a 15% discount for National Chocolate Day? Try coupon code 17765.
JoMart Chocolate – Save $10 with coupon code SWEET.
Moonstruck Chocolate Company – Coupon code MEETTHETRUFFLES will take $5 off your order.

 

Chocolate is great for a delicious cup of hot cocoa, milk shakes, fudge, candy and of course brownies, cake and cookies.

 

My favorite cake is my grandmother’s mayonnaise cake, it’s so moist and super delicious when topped with her whipped frosting with coconut.  If you love chocolate cake, this is a must try recipe: http://themarthareview.com/delicious-cake-my-grandmother-would-make/

 

Another great recipe I love to make are Hazelnut Biscotti, they melt in your mouth! http://themarthareview.com/delicious-hazelnut-biscotti-with-fine-naturals-organic-cacao-powder/

So what are your plans for National Chocolate Day 2017, will you be baking something delicious, running to the store to pick up a variety of chocolate bars or making a nice chocolate milk shake?  I will be making my grandmother’s chocolate mayo cake with my new mixer!

 

 

 

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Martha Demeo

I started my blog to review products. Since then it has evolved and now I teach people how to earn money online from the comfort of their home. Join the conversation. Leave a comment below.

20 Discussion to this post

  1. LadyInRead says:

    🙂 my daughter will be delighted to know it is National Chocolate day today and to be able to bake one or both of the yummy recipes you have here.. 🙂
    And Martha – do have a look at the new blog I am working on (i do have content from my current blog) and do give me your comments – it is still wip at this time – http://ladyinreadwrites.com/ – thank you so much..

  2. Paul Taubman says:

    I am ALL in on this one! LOL – I have a whole bag of Hershey Kisses downstairs that are calling me! It is my obligation now armed the knowledge you have provided, Martha!

  3. Jill says:

    I didn’t know it was National Chocolate Day! Yesterday I made some oatmeal cookie dough bites with chocolate chips. Does that count?

  4. Janice Gill says:

    Sadly chocolate is mostly off my menu unless it is sugar free but hopefully lots of people will make the most of the day 😁

  5. How neat, all those deals!! My chocolate love is hot cocoa. Maybe I’ll make some tonight, to celebrate. 🙂

  6. Alana says:

    I didn’t even know about today and the discounts. Perhaps I will eat some chocolate (I have more than enough in my house); for me every day is chocolate day!

  7. Martha says:

    I just finished frosting my chocolate cake LadyInRead plus I even made chocolate ice cream for the occasion. I popped over to check out your new blog, I love it and all the niches that you plan to write about. Like you, I don’t have just one. I’m looking forward to following as you grow! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Martha says:

    Hershey Kisses work Paul! I just finished frosting my chocolate cake and the chocolate ice cream I made is in the freezer. I’m all set! Glad I could provide this great announcement so you can join in on National Chocolate Day!

  9. Martha says:

    That works Jill, as long as they have chocolate you’re good! LOL You were smart making them a day early, you can just enjoy eating them today! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your cookies!

  10. Martha says:

    Chocolate is my downfall Janice, but I haven’t even had much in the past few weeks. I go in spurts but today I’ll probably eat my entire cake! Thanks for stopping by.

  11. Martha says:

    I too love a cup of delicious hot cocoa topped with whipped topping Jeanine! Enjoy celebrating tonight, my cake is ready!

  12. Martha says:

    I could celebrate chocolate day every day also Alana! I hope some were able to take advantage of some of the discounts. Thanks for visiting and enjoy your chocolate.

  13. Thank you for giving me a great excuse to eat some chocolate today, even if I do need to exercise caution until I see if I can handle the caffeine in my current condition. The pharmacist told me to be careful. Still, a little dark chocolate bark with pumpkin seeds shouldn’t hurt. It’s just so hard to stop with a little. The chocolate cake looks yummy.

  14. Martha, OMG! I somehow missed that today was going to be National Chocolate Day! As soon as I finish this comment, I must go grab a chocolate snack (ooooo– which one?). I love your paragraph on processing the chocolate. And of course, the polyphenolic compounds in chocolate are so good for our hearts and brains. Thanks also for the list of special stuff from the chocolate companies. Fun fun fun!

  15. Martha says:

    I’m so glad I could give you an excuse for chocolate Barbara! Did you know that caffeine is not in all chocolates, it’s added to some but is not naturally in chocolate. There are also organic cacao powders that don’t have caffeine, maybe that would give you a chance to have a chocolate at times. Dark chocolate is suppose to be the best and healthiest. Thanks for stopping by, go have a bit of bark with pumpkin seeds, sounds yummy.

  16. Martha says:

    See, we can always find something good in everything! I’m glad we found it in chocolate Kebba! I made my chocolate ice cream and my chocolate mayo cake, both were delicious! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your chocolate snack!

  17. Time to celebrate! It won’t be hard for me. A day without chocolate is like a day without sunshine!

  18. Martha says:

    You have the same attitude as I do Anne! Enjoy your day and chocolate!!

  19. Julie Waldron says:

    Everyday is National Chocolate Day around here! I have a few family members that don’t care for chocolate, I can’t imagine….

  20. Martha says:

    It could be National Chocolate Day for me also Julie but hubby hardly ever eats chocolate! Oh well, someone has to finish the cake! LOL Thanks for visiting!

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