May 2 – National Truffles Day

National Truffles Day

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Facts on Truffles

  • Truffles are a delectable type of dessert!
  • Truffles are a chocolate named after a fungus.
  • Truffles are made with a chocolate ganache center that is then coated in chocolate powder.
  • According to legend, the chocolate truffle was created in the kitchen of French culinary giant Auguste Escoffier during the 1920s.
  • Modern truffles can be round or square, enrobed in chocolate and topped with exotic flavor but the must have the ganache center to be called a truffle.

May 1 – National Chocolate Parfait Day

National Chocolate Parfait Day

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Food Facts on Chocolate Parfaits!

  • A parfait is a layered dish that is usually sweet and traditionally contains whipped cream.
  • Parfaits are desserts, however, savory ingredients can be used.
  • Parfaits are served in tall, transparent glasses and may be made with fruit, chocolate or other ingredients layered alternately with the whipped cream.
  • Local dessert shops and restaurants may hold special promotions or events on National Chocolate Parfait Day.
  • Chocolate originated in Central America, and was first used by natives such as the Aztecs and the Mayans.
  • Local dessert shops and restaurants may hold special promotions or events on National Chocolate Parfait Day.

April 22 – National Jelly Bean Day

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Food History of Jelly Beans 
  • The first advertisement for jelly beans was published in the Chicago Daily News on July 5, 1905.
  • Jelly beans are associated with Easter because of their egg shape.
  • Approximately 16 billion jelly beans are sold during the Easter season.
  • The jelly bean earned fame as President Reagan’s favorite candy and he used them to help him quit smoking when he was governor of California.
  • There are over 50 different flavor jelly beans produced each year.