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It’s World Chocolate Day!

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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?

The difference between Dark and Light chocolates in terms of nutrients

ChocolatesA small survey we conducted revealed that chocolate aficionados prefer mid-range priced chocolates. Here’s the top five preferred brands. All information are sourced from Wikipedia.

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

Chili Chocolate Cake Doha Marriott

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.

chocolate table fraser suites west bay 2

The menu includes the following:


  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Hazelnut Cupcakes
  • Milk Chocolate Cupcakes

Moulded Chocolates

  • Raspberry
  • Parisian
  • Coconut & Red Currant
  • Hazelnut
  • Lemon & Thyme


  • Chocolate Brownie
  • Blondies
  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Decadent Cookies
  • Chocolate Parfait


  • Chocolate Truffle Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Baked Cheese Cake

Hot Chocolates

  • Cinnamon
  • Saffron
  • Hazelnut


  • Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Hazelnut

Chocolate Milkshakes

  • Mocha Chip
  • Choco Cream n Cookies
  • Chocolate milkshakes
  • Chocolate & Mint

For reservations, call +974 4495 5115 or email

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

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