National Chocolate Wafer Day 2020 - Important date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Chocolate Wafer Day

National Chocolate Wafer Day 2020 - On 3 July 2020, National Chocolate Wafer Day is observed to enjoy the delicious chocolate wafer by the chocolate lovers. Get the information about the history of National Chocolate Wafer Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Chocolate Wafer Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jul 01, 2020 10:07 AM

National Chocolate Wafer Day 2020 - Important date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to celebrate the National Chocolate Wafer Day

National Chocolate Wafer Day 2020

National Chocolate Wafer Day is celebrated on 3 July 2020 of every year. National Chocolate Wafer Day 2020 is a food celebration and asks people to indulge in a delicately sweet cookie. On this National Chocolate Wafer Day, people enjoy the sweet crispy chocolate wafer.

The chocolate wafer is a thin, crispy chocolate cookie that is widely used to make the crust of chocolate crumbs, cakes, cheesecakes, ice cakes. Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers is the country's iconic wafer, with round and dark wafers, and they are considered as America's favorite.

People may enjoy those wafers individually or with ice creams. Every country has its own version of the chocolate wafer. The type of chocolate wafer can be used in chocolate waffle cones that are used for ice-cream serving.

What is the history of National Chocolate Wafer Day?

The founder and the history of National Chocolate Wafer Day are unknown. Wafers have been manufactured in the United States since the mid-1800s, cookies were named by manufacturers by several names; wafer cookies, sugar wafers, sugar biscuits, fairy wafers. A food manufacturer, the National Biscuit Manufacturer (now known as Nabisco), is believed to be producing it to boost their sales and also widely market the chocolate wafer. In 1924, Nabisco started offering the chocolate wafers in tins along with sugar wafers and ginger wafers. 

According to an article in the Washington Post, the Nabisco's placed an ad for the chocolate wafers in 1929. The ad showed the wafers were refrigerated overnight with the whipped cream leading to a dessert that was mouthwatering. Every tin had the refrigerated chocolate wafer roll placed on it in 1930. The chocolate wafer thus developed and gained popularity.

How to celebrate the National Chocolate Wafer Day?

Celebrate National Chocolate Wafer Day by having the favourite chocolate wafer or wafer ice cream with different toppings in a nearby shop. Some of the other ideas to enjoy the day are

  • Try out the homemade wafer recipes with different toppings

  • Invite friends, share the prepared homemade wafer and have fun

  •  Learn more about wafers and its history

  • Use #NationalChocolateWaferDay on social media and share the celebration of chocolate wafer day

Chocolate Wafer - Facts

  • Although cookies and pastries containing cocoa have been made for decades, the chocolate wafer's commercial version began in 1924, when the National Biscuit Company started to market them in tins along with sugar wafers and ginger wafers

  • These sweet, crispy snacks are a favorite in the USA. They can be found often with their waffle surface pattern and thin layers followed by ice cream or cooked into other baked goods

  • There are special types of wafers in Egypt called freskas that are only sold on the beach during the summertime

  • The chocolate wafers are delighted as the main ingredient in Oreos

  • Ancient Aztecs claimed that chocolate had magical powers; like being able to give them energy

  • One regular size chocolate wafer includes 26 calories including 0.85 grams of carbohydrate fat.4.34 grams and 0.40 grams of protein.

Chocolate Wafers - Quotes

“The chocolate and crisps come in at times. You have to allow the little things that make you happy. I'm not extreme about what I eat.” - Naomi Campbell

“Nice memories are like chocolate: you can't survive on them alone, as they aren't very filling, but they make life sweeter.” - Janine Weger

“A little bit of sweetness can drown out a whole lot of bitterness.” - Francesco Petrarca

“Nothing is as alluring as a piece of chocolate you can't have.” - Nina Sandmann

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National Chocolate Wafer Day - FAQ

1. What is wafer made out of?

Wafers are made of flour and water dispersions with small quantities of fat, sugar, salt, and sodium bicarbonate added and then confined to preheated molds. Additionally, yeast may be used in place or with sodium bicarbonate.

2. Does the wafer have eggs?

Flour with very low protein can yield weak and fragile wafers while high-protein flours will yield strong and flinty wafers. The eggs and fat are mainly used as release agents.

3. Which country makes the best waffles in Europe?

Waffles are eaten worldwide, particularly in Belgium which has more than a dozen regional varieties. Having been commercially cooked and frozen, waffles can be made fresh or simply heated.