Saturday, July 28, 2007

National Milk Chocolate Day

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day!
A bit of history, courtesy of the Online Etymology Dictionary:

1604, from Nahuatl xocolatl, from xococ "bitter" + atl "water." Brought to Spain for first time 1520. John Hannon (financed by Dr. James Baker) started the first chocolate factory in the U.S. in Dorchester, 1780; Baker later founded Baker's Chocolate. Chocolate chip is from 1940.
"To a Coffee-house, to drink jocolatte, very good" [Pepys, "Diary," Nov. 24, 1664].
How will you celebrate?

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