The 28th of July is Milk Chocolate Day.
Some people look down on milk chocolate compared to dark chocolates with no milk in them, but milk chocolate is the preferred chocolate for tens of millions of people who love its smooth, creamy, melt-in-your mouth qualities.
For sure there are cheap milk chocolate bars that are mostly sugar and have barely any chocolate in them, as low as 10% chocolate, but there are also now very good “dark” milk chocolate bars with higher chocolate contents of up to 40% to 70%.
Milk chocolate can be used for baking, making candies, or eaten straight up.
Activities for today
- treat yourself to a milk chocolate candy bar;
- visit your local chocolate shoppe;
- try some milk chocolate-dipped fruit or milk chocolate truffles;
- melt some down in the microwave and pour over popcorn or ice cream;
- have a glass of chocolate milk (okay that doesn’t strictly count, but it does get the idea across!)
The first print mention that CooksInfo is aware of for a Milk Chocolate Day in July dates from 2000 in Wisconsin:
“Friday, 28th [July 2000]: It’s National Milk Chocolate Day. Keep it out of the sun.” — Your Week To Be Grand. Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Journal. 23 July 2000. Page 2G, col. 6.
Gonzalez, Stephanie. What’s Trending and National Milk Chocolate Day. Houston, Texas: Houston Life. 28 July 2017. Accessed September 2019 at https://www.click2houston.com/houston-life/whats-trending-and-national-milk-chocolate-day
Have a sweet National Milk Chocolate Day! Norfolk, Virginia: WTKR-TV. 28 July 2016. Accessed June 2021 at https://wtkr.com/2016/07/28/have-a-sweet-national-milk-chocolate-day/
Rackers, Emily. Celebrating National Milk Chocolate Day. Columbia, MO : Savor Columbia. Undated. Accessed June 2021 at http://savorcolumbia.com/articles/celebrating-national-milk-chocolate-day
Weingarten, Rachel. How to Enjoy National Milk Chocolate Day to Its Fullest. Parade Magazine. 28 July 2014. Accessed June 2021 at https://parade.com/321024/rachelweingarten/on-national-milk-chocolate-day/