World chocolate day: a new tradition of fun
World chocolate day is a relatively new holiday. Since 1995, with the light hand of the French this sweet product began to honor worldwide on July 11. But in fact it is a very ancient drink is so, and bitter and cold. "Chocoatl" is translated from the language of the Olmecs: the "bitter water". When Columbus first set foot on the continent called America, the tribes presented him as a sign of respect for the Cup full of liquid made from cocoa beans, water, chilli and cloves. The sailor refused the gift. But Cortes and his conquistadors to conquer Mexico in 1519, the drink has like. However, they consumed it as a kind of doping. It was believed that the bitter water strengthens. Europeans first thought of to soften the bitterness of the brown sugar.
Long time chocolate is already sweet, but the liquid was know-how of the Spaniards, who carefully guarded the secret of its preparation. But in 1615, the fashion on it went at the court of Anne of Austria, and then in all "the best houses" of Europe.
The more usual solid form, the sweetness was already in the XIX century, when the Dutch Houten invented a press to extract oil from cocoa beans. For the first time, tiles began to produce English factory", fry and sons," the Belgians invented pralines, and the Germans opened a Museum of this delicious and nutritious product. Chocolate festivals are held in different cities (Lviv, for example), as in the Russian Cover is a monument to the sweetness. As you can see, world chocolate day just begged to be in our calendar.
How to celebrate this great date? Yet clearly established rituals mankind has not invented. But world chocolate day gives you the opportunity to Express their own imagination. You can just buy a box of chocolates, and you can try them yourself. You can visit the showroom at some candy factory. In Lviv, for example, there are lots of tearooms called "Chocolade", where all the cooking process can be monitored from the display.
Where else can you go to celebrate this world day? The child can take in the oldest chocolate Museum in Cologne, where he learns how to make this product. The tour starts in the greenhouse, where tropical plants grow that are used in the production and ends in the shop where you can purchase a tile and sweets or to drink from the huge chocolate fountain. And you can celebrate the date in Belgium, which is considered to be a Kingdom of this famous dessert.
World chocolate day, as a rule causing the debate about the benefits and harms of this product. They say it is a drug because it causes the release of endorphins, affecting the pleasure centers in the brain and addictive. But supporters of sugar claim that it has anti-cancer effect, tones, relieve, strengthens the heart muscle. Recently, the sweetness is used in cosmetology: masks, baths and wraps.
By the way, another idea of the celebration of the world day of chocolate: their appearance and apply this sweet product for cosmetic purposes. But at the same time view a movie, devoted to the theme of "black gold": "Chocolate" or "Charlie and the chocolate factory". To then look forward to another significant date – September 13 is celebrated as international chocolate day.