National Chocolate With Almonds Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to observe the National Chocolate With Almonds Day

National Chocolate With Almonds Day 2020 - On 8 July 2020, National Chocolate With Almonds Day is observed to enjoy the combo of chocolate and almonds in a single treat. Get the information about the history of National Chocolate With Almonds Day, facts, quotes & how to celebrate the National Chocolate With Almonds Day 2020 from this article.

Sheena | Updated Jul 07, 2020 18:35 PM

National Chocolate With Almonds Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts, Quotes & How to observe the National Chocolate With Almonds Day

National Chocolate With Almonds Day 2020

National Chocolate With Almonds Day is celebrated on July 8 of every year. National Chocolate With Almonds Day 2020 is the day for chocolate lovers to cherish the crunchy bite of almonds in the chocolate. On this National Chocolate With Almonds Day, celebrate the most fantastic combination of almonds & Chocolate with your loved ones and spread the joy.

Almond chocolate is a tasty, as well as nutrition-filled snack popularly enjoyed by American people. Almond chocolate is made by immersing the roasted or caramelized almond into molten chocolate. Almond and chocolate can be used to make a variety of dishes, such as cakes, cookies, puddings, biscuits, etc., which can serve as a delicious dessert and snack.

What is the history of National Chocolate With Almonds Day? 

The creator and the history of National Chocolate With Almonds Day are unknown. The almond has been widely spoken of in the Bible and finds its origins in the Middle East. Since 1300 BC, humans have eaten almonds. During the 18th century, almond chocolate was widely consumed. The first chocolate almond recipe was found in the 1742 cookbook entitled The Compleat Housewife. It was initially consumed by the rich, but now available in abundance at cheap rates. 

Chocolate is undoubtedly one of the world's most popular substances. It was seen as a solution to sorrow and a great compliment to joy, and it literally contains the love stuff. Both the almonds and the dark chocolate are loaded with lots of benefits. So, this is the perfect time to rejoice the day with more almond chocolates without worrying about tooth decay.

What are the benefits of almonds?

Almonds are the Prunus dulcis edible seeds, more commonly known as the almond tree. They are highly nutritious and rich in healthy fats, fibre, protein, magnesium, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They are also used to make milk, oil, butter, flour or paste from almonds. Some of the health benefits are listed below:

  • Reduces risk of cardiac attack

  • Lower the bad cholesterol

  • Protects the artery walls from damage

  • Aiding to develop good teeth and bones

  • Provide balanced fats and help lose weight

  • Reduce blood sugar and insulin rise after meals

  • Support to ensure proper brain function

  • Nourish the nervous system

How to observe the National Chocolate With Almonds Day?

On this National Chocolate With Almonds Day, buy some of the favourite almond chocolate in the store and have it with friends. People of all ages can make an excuse and have some chocolate coated almonds. Some other ways to celebrate this day are

  • Make own chocolate coated almonds recipe in the home with family

  • Try some cake or dessert using chocolate coated with almonds

  • Buy and give them a gift to the loved ones

  • You can use ‘#NationalChocolateWithAlmondsDay’ on social media and create awareness about the celebration of Chocolate With Almond Day

Chocolate With Almonds - Facts

  • In 1925, the first chocolate covered nuts were sold commercially in America

  • Goobers are the oldest brand who sold chocolate-covered nuts 

  • The Almond Joy commercial is one of the most popular jingles related to nuts, “Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't”

  • The protein in almonds is more like the proteins of all the seeds and nuts in human breast milk, which is why it is the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine's choice as the base for its formula for babies

  • Almonds are the nutrient densest nut. One ounce of almonds has 160 calories and just 1 gram of saturated fat and no cholesterol

  • The Jordan almond is a large plump almond variety from Malaga, Spain, considered to be the finest almond in cultivation. They also sold salted or  with a colored sugar coating

  • Making 1 pint of almond oil requires 1000 pounds of almonds

  • Sacramento, California is home to the world 's largest almond factory. It handles 2 million pounds of almonds per day

  • Making one pound of chocolate needs 400 cacao beans

  • Each cacao tree yields about 2,500 beans

  • Making a single-serve chocolate bar takes two to four days

  • Dark chocolate has more cocoa than other chocolates and less sugar, and it is considered better than milk and white chocolate

Chocolate and Almond - Quotes

“It’s when you eat chocolate that you get a taste of what heaven is like.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“I like almonds as a snack - keeps your energy up but doesn't fill you up.” - Ina Garten

“I said to the almond tree, 'Sister, speak to me of God.' And the almond tree blossomed.” - Nikos Kazantzakis

“Timeless and versatile, Toasted Almond is an organic shade that speaks to authenticity and all that is natural.” - Leatrice Eiseman

“Life is like chocolate: you should enjoy it piece for piece and let it slowly melt on your tongue.” - Nina Sandmann

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

“Eating chocolate can have significant influences on mood, generally leading to an increase in pleasant feelings and a reduction in tension." - Peter Rogers

     

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National Chocolate With Almonds Day - FAQ

1. How many almonds a day should you eat?

According to a one-ounce daily system, the recommended serving of almonds is around 23, which makes sense if one considers that three ounces of almonds would add almost 500 calories to their daily intake.

2. Is Chocolate with Almonds good for health?

In the Journal of the American Heart Association, researchers report that the combination of almonds with dark chocolate and cocoa also decreased small, dense LDL particles which are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

3. How long are chocolate covered almonds good for?

The chocolate covered almonds would last for about 2 to 3 weeks, stored at room temperature in an airtight container. Store them between each layer with parchment paper, to prevent the chocolate coating from sticking together.

4. What are the benefits of eating almonds?

Almonds are high in healthy fats, fibre, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin E. Almonds' health benefits include lower blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol levels. These do have the ability to alleviate hunger and encourage weight loss.