Today is National Milk Chocolate Day

United States
July 28, 2008 7:29am CST
Do you prefer Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate? I really don't care!!! LOL I love them all. Do you like just plain chocolate or do you like to bite into carmel, marshmallow, etc? Again I'm not picky. The only type of chocolate I don't like is the jelly filleds. Yucky!! Now this might be gross to some but I will ask. Do you smell your chocolate before you eat it? I don't but a very good friend of mine does. I have to laugh because now both her daughters do it. LOL Do you have a favorite chocolate that you just love! My favorite national brand is Dove, I think. There are so many to choose from. Are you lucky to have a local chocolate company in your area? Who is it? Mine is Bomboy's Chocolate in Havre de Grace, MD. They are the bomb. They can be found on google and make the yummiest truffles! A couple of years ago, the owner's son started making ice cream! Thankfully they are 20 miles away/one way so we don't get there very often!!!! I usually give the teachers chocolate and I have gotten smart and order online because the place is a mob scene during the Christmas holiday! When : July 28th National Milk Chocolate Day is a special day for a special treat. Are you a "Chocola-holic"? If you are, you look forward to each and every chocolate related holidays. There are lots of flavors of chocolate. Milk chocolate is enjoyed in candies and in baking. Milk chocolate is the favorite of millions of people. So, its only fitting that it gets its very own special national day. Important Note: Don't be dyslexic about this special day. Today is a day for Milk Chocolate, not Chocolate Milk Day. Lest there be any doubt about celebrating this day........ Today should be spent consuming and savoring generous amounts of your favorite milk chocolate treats. Happy National Milk Chocolate Day! Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Most likely, this sweet day was created by chocolate confectioners.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I never was much of a milk chocolate person, except when I was a young child before I knew dark chocolate existed. Now I'm not a milk chocolate person because I'm vegan too, but for years before that I didn't eat milk chocolate. They do make vegan milk chocolate which is even more disgusting than the real thing. I prefer my chocolate to be at least 70% cocoa.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
Interesting, what is vegan milk chocolate make out of? Thanks for the response.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Usually it is made out of rice milk and then cocoa. But maybe if there's one using soy milk it would taste better. I'm not much of a rice milk person.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Hey there, kimbers867. I definitely prefer milk chocolate. I love caramel and nuts with it, but like you, will take milk chocolate any way I can get it. I really don't eat alot of chocolate because it's fattening. However, it's so interesting that you tell us it's National Milk Chocolate Day because when I went to the grocery this a.m., I impulsively bought a bag of Planters Trail Mix Sweet & Nutty. It's a small bag of peanuts, raisins, chocolate pieces, chocolate covered peanuts, almonds, cashews, and cranberries. Now, I gotta tell ya, I never tasted trail mix until the last couple of months. That's crazy, isn't it???? And it's delicious! It's like you and the chili cheese dogs!!! Anyhoo, if you get a chance, jot this Trail Mix down and try this particular type. It is sweet, crunchy, chewy, and salty. What a mix. Another National Holiday Brought to us by kimbers867...
• United States
30 Jul 08
This is too funny. I never tried trail mix until I met my DH!!! Small world!!! I think I have gotten the Planter's Sweet and Nutty for Bob to have to munch on at work. Thansk for the response!
@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I never heard of this day before. But my favorite chocolate is milk chocolate. I really like all kinds especially the kind with the nuts in them
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• United States
30 Jul 08
Nuts are good too! I think anything dunked in chocolate is good! Thanks for the response!
@snowy22315 (41945)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I like chocolate although I dont consider myself to be a chocoholic. I nowadays try to buy the dark choclolate because that is supposed to be healthy. I like milk choclolate too and pretty much grew up with that, but I am trying to change my palette to like the dark chocolate better because of the health reasons. Nothing beats a good snicker bars though. I also like mallow cups.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
I remember as a kid I only liked milk chocolate. Or maybe it was because my parents didn't have it in the house. Thanks for the response.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
28 Jul 08
There is not one type of chocolate I don't like, even the jelly filled! My favorite is dark chocolate, the darker the better. We have a local chocolate company that's about 25 miles away. I haven't been there personally but my mother in law bought me some chocolates from there and they were good. She says they are better than Godiva, I say no way! Godiva it my favorite!!
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• United States
30 Jul 08
I have never tried Godiva, is it that good??? I wonder what they add to it to make it so popular? Thanks for the response.
• United States
28 Jul 08
Well, Kimbers, I just had my chocolate for the day. Even though they are just chunks of it in Ben&Jerry's Cherry Garcia, I still had chocolate! I did not even know that it is National Milk Chocolate Day. What a coinkeedink (translated to coincidence). Kimbers, you are a regular encyclopedia of National Whatever Days!! Keep up the good work!!
• United States
30 Jul 08
I just tried Cherry Garcia for the first time. So I think it does count!!! I know what a coinkeedink is, too funny!!! Thanks for the compliment, I like reading about different holidays so I thought I would share here. LOL Thanks for the response.
@callyw (191)
28 Jul 08
Milk chocolate is my favourite kind of chocolate. I didn't know it was Milk Chocolate Day today - I think I'll take full advantage of this very special day and eat lots of milk chocolate! When I was at uni in York I lived near the Rowntree factory (I think it is Nestle now). Some days I would step outisde and there would be the wonderful aroma of chocolate in the air! It smelt just like chocolate cake or chocolate brownies - gorgeous!
• United States
28 Jul 08
Oh that had to smell so yummy!!!! I use to work near the McCormick Seasoning Factory and would love the days they were making cinnamon!!! It smelled like grandmom's kitchen!!!! I have a candy bar stashed for myself, everyone can find their own! Welcome to myLot and thanks for the response!
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@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
Wow, I didn't know about this! There are so many awesome holidays in the world that I learned about through myLot! Cool! For me, every day is chocolate day and I need to have a chocolate a day. I actually made chocolate revel bars today, not to celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day, but just for fun. I was also craving for something sweet.
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• United States
28 Jul 08
What is a chocolate revel bar? Sounds intriquing! I did eat a chocolate chip muffin for breakfast, not the healthiest!!! Thanks for the response.
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@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
28 Jul 08
I love milk chocolate. How i wish there's also a national Milk Chocolate day in our country. That would be fun.
• United States
28 Jul 08
Go ahead and celebrate!!! Maybe they should change the name to World Wide Milk Chocolate Day! Thanks for the response!
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@phatelara (243)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 08
Oooh chocs! I don't have any preference, I love them all, but as long as there's no fruits in them! :):) My favourite would be Cadbury Dairy Milk. I love Hershey's NutRageous because it's full of peanuts! Yumm!!
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• United States
30 Jul 08
Welcome to myLot! I have never had a Nutrageous bar, it sounds really good! The only kind of fruit I like are raisins or cherries in my chocolate. Thanks for the response.
• Malaysia
30 Jul 08
It is very good, crunchy but still smooth. :)
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
29 Jul 08
Dear kimbets867, did somebody not write here a week ago that it was national ice-cream day. At least that made sense!.... May I be so bold to suggest that National Milk Chocolate Day in the middle of summer is a major mistake and that the person who came up with the idea, should be forced to eat a kilo of the stuff in California, without the use of a spoon/napkins/tissues or any other things which could be used to hide the mess. Happy messy eating. Umart
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• United States
30 Jul 08
Yep, that was me writing about national ice cream day. LOL Oh you are so right about what a mess it would be to eat in California. I live in Maryland, and it has been not. Even with the air conditioner on my chocolate bars have been a little soft. LOL Thanks for the response!
@kbjunior15 (1309)
• United States
29 Jul 08
When it comes to chocolate, all chocolate is good. But there is something about Dark chocolate that makes it the best. I LOVE dark chocolate
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• United States
30 Jul 08
Oh yea! I agree all chocolate is good!!! Thanks for the response.
• United States
28 Jul 08
I so love chocolate (milk chocolate especially). I had no idea today was national milk chocolate day until I came across your discussion. I think this is great I guess I will have to get some for I only have a couple of the milk chocolate hershy bliss left in the bag in my fridge. My all time favorite is the 1/2 pound hershy's milk chocolate bar w/ almonds. I can sit and indulge in that and almost eat the whole thing about a little over 1/2 of it is gone befor I decied enoughs enough. Well I hope you had your fullfill of it today and anyone else that is a milk chocolate fan.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
Oh I am with you Remembering!!!! I did eat a regular Hershey Bar with almonds today. I just finished making chocolate cookies with chocolat chips, DH's request! I love the 1/2 pound Hershey Bar's too! Thanks for the response!
@kenzie45230 (3561)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I love chocolate! I like both milk chocolate and dark chocolate. White chocolate too, but that's not really chocolate. I like Hersheys, but I really love imported chocolates. Yum. Expensive, though. I don't mind jelly filled chocolates or cream filled. And at Easter, I love both Cadbury Eggs (the original) and fruit and nut eggs. But if you have to put something with chocolate, I do like peanut butter. Peanut butter M&Ms are the best! And Reeses peanut butter cups. Okay...now instead of fixing dinner, I want chocolate! Thanks a bunch.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
I forgot about the Peanut Butter M&M's too! They are my girl's favorite so we have a hard time keeping them in the house. Isn't it funny how the Reese Peanut Butter Eggs are better than the regular PB cups? Don't forget chocolat covered cherries!!! I have made dipped cherries before, they are so good! During the holidays I dip pretzels also. I just tried dried cherries, just like a raisin. I think I am going to throw some cherries and some nuts together and dip them this year during the holidays!!! I think they will turn out really good!
@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
28 Jul 08
well, i honestly prefer milk chocolate compare to dark chocolate... i love milk choclate as they don't taste as bitter as the dark chocolate... you must be a real chocolate lover to be able to make an extensive post on chocolate like this... enjoy the national milk chocolate day... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
29 Jul 08
Yes, I do love chocolate. When I go into a true chocolate store, I can never decide what to get. I try not to keep too much in the house because my 11 year old is following in her mom's footsteps!!! LOL Thanks for the response!
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Jul 08
Happy National Milk Chocolate Day to you too! I think I will have a peanut butter cup to celebrate. Milk chocolate and peanut butter is probably my favorite combination.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
Add some ice cream to your combo and I am in heaven!!!! Thanks for the response!!!
@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jul 08
Kimbers867 hi I love chocolate of all kinds,specially dark chocolate and yes I sniff it too as you can tell by the'odor how much cocoa is in the different varities, dark is really 'better for you nutritionally but i also like milk chocolate. we get ghiardelli here and hershys and dove, I love Ghiardellis best and the really dark chocolate.I love the caramel filled ones they are really yummy and I never pass up the ones filled with marshamallow either, I am not really fussy. lol.
• United States
29 Jul 08
Have you tried Ghiardelli's brownies? They are so good!!!! Thanks for the response!
• United States
30 Jul 08
Cool, I didn't know that chocolate had its own day. I prefer milk chocolate over anything else. Adding caramel to it kicks it up a few notches. The first thing I thought about just now is hot chocolate. I've never made mine with a recipe or anything. I've only done the standard scoop, stir, and microwave.