July 8, 2022 7 min read
The sight of a chocolate bar can bring a smile to our face, after all chocolates are a wonderful treat to receive. On a day when you are craving for a happy bite of your favourite chocolate, opening the wrapper fills you with joy putting you in a cheerful mood instantly. It is believed that eating chocolates releases the happiness hormone and we couldn’t agree more!
Chocolate originated approximately 4000 years ago in ancient MesoAmerica, present day Mexico. Cacao plants or cocoa were first found there. Chocolates are primarily made from Cocoa beans (a tropical plant), depending on the amount of cocoa bean added, chocolates are either dark or more milky. While cocoa based chocolates are the most popular there are a wide range of flavours today that are extremely delicious. As a delicacy, chocolate has been adapted across the globe in various countries with a touch of their legacy. Today, there are more than 700,000 flavours and variations of chocolates and there are unique flavours from around the world. Wouldn’t it be amazing to try every flavour for once in our lifetime?
The World Chocolate Day pays ode to the origin, discovery and evolution of one of the most gifted and cherished desserts. To make this day more exciting, we have taken a mini tour of the world to bring you trivia on what are the unique flavours that you will find in the East and West.
Read on to learn more:
Matcha Chocolate and Sweet Potato Chocolate
The healthy matcha tea when adapted in a chocolate hits differently but we aren’t complaining. It is true to its bittersweet flavour and is one of the must-haves of Japan. If you think this is unique, then wait for it, the Japanese Sweet Potato chocolate that is popular in Okinawa is a quirky flavour, one that you won’t be able to resist.
Where is it popular? Japan
Camel Milk Chocolate
Camels are a ship of the desert and their milk is fairly nutritious but ever heard of a camel milk chocolate. Found largely in Dubai, it is rich, creamy and delicious. When visiting Arabian land again, do not miss out on this special sweet.
Where is it popular? Dubai
Indian masala or ginger tea is the most widely loved beverage of our country. While many may know the aroma and the flavour of tea, tasting our very own chai chocolate is even better. Made by many new-age chocolate makers, it is a fun flavour to try and gift.
Where is it found? India
Wasn’t it amusing and fun to learn about new chocolate flavours that you may not even be aware of? To fuel your curiosity further, on Practically app, we do have concepts that are 3D, simulative, and immersive, where you can learn something new everyday. Why don’t you check it out for yourself? Download the Practically app for free on App Store and Play Store.
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