Summer’s a brave choice to host World Chocolate Day – at least in countries where the weather is nice and the chocolate is particularly prone to melting. British chocolate lovers like ourselves can probably breathe a sigh of relief as we gorge ourselves stupid, even if we’re wearing a T-shirt and sitting outside to “make the most” of the 13C weather we’ve come to expect from early July.
The event is dedicated to all things cocoa-based, and it’s certainly not time to discriminate. Indulge yourself, share with others, and whatever you do this World Chocolate Day, don’t buy yourself an 85% dark chocolate and sea salt bar solely as a tool to look down on those who prefer white chocolate, because “dark chocolate is real chocolate, unlike that sweet filth other people eat”. Don’t be that person. No-one likes that person.