National Cream Filled Chocolate Day
National Cream Filled Chocolate Day is celebrated on February 14 of every year. Cream filled chocolates are filled with delicious creams in them. There are two ways to make cream filled chocolates- the first idea is to make ganache and fondant, roll it into a ball and then dip the fondant into chocolate, and another way is to use a mold and put the melted chocolate in the mold. Fillings of these chocolates can be in mint, milk or dark chocolate, caramel, peanut, strawberry or can be any flavor of one’s choice. These Chocolates are better when made at home than bought. Different shaped molds are used to make these cream filled chocolates interesting. It is an excuse for all chocolate lovers to eat more of them on this day.
“What you see before you,my friend,is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.” – Katherine Hepburn
History of National Cream Filled Chocolate Day
Some chocoholic must originate this National Cream Filled Chocolate Day as the founder of the day remains unknown. Cream Filled Chocolate Day has a close association with valentine’s day. The concept of first cream-filled chocolate comes from pralines that were made in the 17th century by a sugar industrialist named Marshal du Plessis-Praslin. At that time, cocoa was not known in Europe and so the pralines of those days were mostly just nuts coated with a layer of caramelised sugar. After the invention of new ingredients, the pralines began to evolve and got more creative and fancy. The first Cream Filled Chocolates was introduced by Jean Neuhaus II, a Belgian chocolatier, in 1912 and soon it was spread around the world.
Other Celebrations on February 14
February 14 is also celebrated as
- Valentine’s Day
- National Ferris Wheel Day
- International Book Giving Day
- Pet Theft Awareness Day
- Library Lovers Day
How to celebrate National Cream Filled Chocolate Day
National Cream Filled Chocolate Day can be observed by making cream-filled chocolates and sharing those chocolates with your friends and loved ones. This day can be celebrated by just buying these chocolates and enjoy eating them. On this day one can try out the new recipes available on cookbooks and internet. As this day is also celebrated as Valentine’s day, heart-shaped cream filled chocolates can be the best gift for your sweet tooth friend. Post pictures and share your thoughts about National Cream Filled Chocolate Day by using the hashtag #CreamFIlledChocolateDay.