There are several references that point to various dates for the celebration of World Chocolate Day, and 7 July so far, is the most popular. To mark the event, Marhaba has gathered some useful information you might want to know about this sweet indulgence.
Chocolate is made from Theobroma cacao seeds. Originally consumed as a drink, the oldest traces of chocolate was found in Mexico (1900 BC). It was only after the Europeans ‘discovered’ chocolate and cultivated it as their own did it evolved into various forms. Now, chocolates come in different shapes and sizes, mixed with milk and flavoured with nuts and dried fruits.
How unhealthy is a bar of chocolate? It depends on your preference – would you choose dark over light?
Number 1. Lindt
Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG, more commonly known as Lindt, is a Swiss chocolatier and confectionery company founded in 1845 and known for its chocolate truffles and chocolate bars, among other sweets.
Number 2. Godiva
Godiva Chocolatier is a Belgian manufacturer of chocolates and related products. Godiva, founded in 1926, was purchased by the Turkish Yıldız Holding, owner of the Ülker Group in 2007.
Number 3. Cadbury
Cadbury, formerly Cadbury’s and Cadbury Schweppes, is a British multi-national confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International since 2010. It is the second-largest confectionery brand in the world.
Number 4. Ghirardelli
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a United States division of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli. The company was founded by and is named after Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli, who, after working in South America, moved to California.
Number 5. Royce’
Royce’ Confect Co, Ltd, also known as E-Royce’, is a Japanese chocolate manufacturing company based in Sapporo.
If you love chocolates (who doesn’t?), various outlets in Qatar offer some very tempting promotions to celebrate chocolates on this very special day!
Doha Marriott Hotel
Enjoy gluten-free Habanero Chili Cake for QAR 50
Denso espresso, chocolate baked cake with cinnamon ice cream
For more details, call 4429 8888
Fraser Suites West Bay Doha
Fraser Suites West Bay, Doha celebrates this special occasion with unlimited chocolate desserts and beverages at QAR 70 from 4 pm – 8 pm only at The Social restaurant.
The menu includes the following:
- Chocolate Cupcakes
- Hazelnut Cupcakes
- Milk Chocolate Cupcakes
- Coconut & Red Currant
- Lemon & Thyme
- Chocolate Brownie
- Chocolate Mousse
- Decadent Cookies
- Chocolate Parfait
- Chocolate Truffle Cake
- Chocolate Cake
- Chocolate Baked Cheese Cake
- White Chocolate
- Mocha Chip
- Choco Cream n Cookies
- Chocolate milkshakes
- Chocolate & Mint
For reservations, call +974 4495 5115 or email email@example.com
Mövenpick Hotel Doha
Enjoy #ChocolateHour daily 5 pm—6 pm in their lobby and indulge in free chocolates as a small treat from the hotel.
For bookings and details, call 4429 1111 or WhatsApp + 974 6692 6688
IDAM – Museum of Islamic Art
Celebrate World Chocolate Day in IDAM’S elegant surroundings and experience their limited edition ‘Chocolate souffle’ exclusively available this Saturday, 7 July!
For reservations call 4422 4488 or send an email to Contact@IDAM-restaurant.com.