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  • Cyndi Earle

National Hot Chocolate Day

Few beverages are as deeply rooted in our collective childhood quite like hot chocolate. This drink reminds us of rainy days, skiing, sledding, or even a quiet day watching the snow fall. It’s thick, silky, toasty, and usually smothered in whipped other drink brings warmth to our lives and tastebuds quite like hot chocolate. Cozy up with your favourite mug because on January 31, we celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day, a day devoted to our favourite chocolate beverage.


500 BC

Hot and Spicy Chocolate

The Ancient Mayans drank chocolate made from crushed cocoa seeds mixed in water and chili peppers.


Chocolate Gets Wanderlust

Explorer Cortez carried cocoa beans and tools for making hot chocolate with him to Europe.


Milk Chocolate

Swiss Chocolatier Daniel Peter created the first milk chocolate by combining powdered milk with chocolate.


Swiss Miss

Popular hot chocolate manufacturer Swiss Miss started selling its first powdered hot chocolate that could be mixed with water instead of milk.


It's the Perfect Winter Drink

When it's cold outside, staying cozy by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate between our hands is one of our favourite winter traditions. And let’s be real...when all you need is a little snuggle and warmth, this drink warms your whole body and tastes luxurious too!

It's Good For You

Chocolate contains many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and biochemical compounds...

all of which help give our body a satisfying health boost. Hot chocolate even increases the microcirculation in your skin. Who knew a hot chocolate obsession could be so good for our health?

It Boosts Your Mood

When we drink hot chocolate, its chemical compounds signal the brain to release endorphins and serotonin, which elicit our feelings of calmness. These neurotransmitters work to reduce pain and stress, keeping us worry-free and happy! Hot chocolate is clearly happiness in a cup.

Be sure to enjoy your cup of hot chocolate today!

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