National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

Fact: Bittersweet chocolate is a sweetened form of dark chocolate that does NOT contain milk.

Usually used in baking

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

  • 1778 Carolus Linnaeus died. He was a Swedish botanist who developed the modern system for defining and naming plants.
  • 1839 Indian tea became available in Britain for the first time.
  • Until this time only tea from China had been available, and that was very expensive.
  •  The development and import of Indian tea brought the price down so all could afford it, and it quickly became the national drink.
  • 1919 Restaurateur Milton Parker was born. Owner of the famous Carnegie Deli in New York City from 1976 until his retirement in 2002.
  • 1977 Ruth Graves Wakefield died. Inventor of the Toll House Cookie,
  • the first chocolate chip cookie, at the Toll House Inn neart Whitman, Massachusetts in the 1930s.
  • 1984 Wendy’s ‘Where’s the Beef?’ ad campaign began. Burgers aren’t just for kids anymore.

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