It’s said that on this day 471 years ago, chocolate was first introduced to Europeans. Fast forward to today, what was traditionally a ceremonial drink in Aztec and Mayan societies is now enjoyed in a variety of forms.
Whether you’re feeling like having cake, bread, drinks, or just want it straight up as a candy bar, here are treats to enjoy this World Chocolate Day:
Cakes for celebration
Half Saint’s 64% dark chocolate tart and white chocolate mousse cake
NS CK no-flour chocolate cake by Marita Ganse
[READ: Forget the flour, this chocolate cake recipe doesn’t need that]
Something to snack on
Buchi Queen’s Nutella buchi
Nothing But Jill cannoli
Daniel Baker’s chocolate-covered potato chips
For the vegans
To treat yourself this hump day
This is by no means an exhaustive list, and there’s so much chocolate to be had and enjoyed. (For a one-stop celebration, Auro Chocolate collaborated with a number of restaurants, cafes, and patisseries for a special chocolate fair today, too.) Happy World Chocolate Day!