Five Indulgences to Help Celebrate Chocolate Day on July 7

"Five Indulgences to Help Celebrate Chocolate Day on July 7"

How can you commemorate one of the calendar’s sweetest days? From low-calorie snacks, to decadent desserts, following are some suggestions that will help you observe Chocolate Day and, most importantly, let you savor one of the world’s most treasured foods.

DOLE Pineapple Dippers – For a healthier, lower calorie option and easy summer treat, try new DOLE Pineapple Dippers. These fresh-fro

zen pineapple tidbits covered in decadent dark chocolate made from 67% cacao are GMO free, naturally gluten free and just 80 calories per pack. Simply pull from your freezer and enjoy a chocolate treat without the guilt this swimsuit season. They are also available in strawberry and banana for under 100 calories.


Extra Chocolate-ly Treats!

Mexican Hot Chocolate – Mexican Hot Chocolate traces its history back to the Mayans and Aztecs. It is traditionally made with cocoa, cinnamon, and chiles, and is whipped into a thick, creamy concoction with a frothy foam. Dip it in, or pair it, with churros for an additional touch of self-indulgence.


Alfajores – Popular throughout Latin America, there are different versions of this  sophisticated cookie, but typically consists of dulce de leche sandwiched between two short-bread cookies, which are then covered in coconut, powdered sugar, or, better yet, entirely wrapped in deep, dark chocolate.

Chocolate Tres Leches Cake – The classic Tres Leches sponge cake is vanilla flavored and made from three milks – evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. In honor of Chocolate Day, it can be transformed into a chocolate delicacy by adding cacao to the flour mix.

Chocolate Truffles – Chocolate truffles are the ultimate chocolate candy. Traditional recipes contain a chocolate ganache filling and are coated in cocoa powder, nuts, or coconut, but they can be as inspired as the person making them. For a lighter, summer alternative, choose fruit and sorbet flavors, such as mango, peach, watermelon, lime or lemon.

Ultimately, there is no wrong way to pay reverence to Chocolate Day, just as long as it includes the main ingredient – timeless chocolate.