National Chocolate Mint Day celebrates two well-loved flavors that blend perfectly to create a tasty treat. Cocoa beans were first cultivated and processed for consumption by tribes in Central and South America. When Europeans brought cocoa home during their explorations, they developed medicinal uses for it but found the taste bitter. Eventually sugar, then later milk, was blended with cocoa to create the many versions of chocolate that are so popular today. Adding spices and flavorings broadened chocolate’s appeal.
Whether you keep them in a candy bowl on the living room table or leave one on the pillow as a bedtime surprise for a special someone, enjoy a chocolate mint today.
National Chocolate Mint Day is celebrated annually on February 19th.