Chocolate is one of the world’s favourite colours…uhm, we mean flavours. In fact, chocolate might possibly be THE most loved taste in all 7 continents.
Chocolate dates back to the ancient Aztec and Mayan civilizations and cultures. Everyone loves it, the recipes are endless and September 13th is celebrated as international chocolate day.
While most of us don’t need a special day to indulge in the rich creamy glory that is chocolate, International Chocolate Day gives us just one more reason to consume this delectable confection in copious quantities. It is celebrated mostly by individuals, local candy stores and bakeries, independent chocolatiers and large candy corporations and also by us!
Paintsmiths has always been an earth child with roots deep in all that is wholesome and natural, so it only makes sense that this particular hue of brown attract our attention.
Dark chocolate also has many proven health benefits. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants, which neutralise free radicals produced by metabolism of fat. This has an array of positive effects on your body, ranging from improving cardio-vascular health to preventing chronic diseases. It has been shown to reduce blood pressure, as well as, interestingly enough, help regulate blood sugar. Finally, it has also been linked to the release of endorphins – the feel-good hormone, which might explain why it is so widely known and loved as a mood-lifter. It is often mixed with other foods and flavours which enhance the taste and may improve your health as well, such as mint, orange, peanuts, almonds, coconuts etc.
So International Chocolate helps us celebrate chocolate in all its multi-faceted brown-glory, throwing bake sales, creating desserts, understanding chocolate or simply enjoying it.