One for the chocoholics

Widely-loved, satisfying and versatile, milk chocolate is definitely worthy of its own holiday. That’s why today, July 28, is National Milk Chocolate Day.

In 1876 Swiss confectioner Daniel Peter, working in conjunction with Nestlé, created the first solid milk chocolate using condensed milk. Before this time chocolate was primarily mixed with milk and enjoyed as a drink.

Varying the amount of cocoa used produces the different types of chocolate: white, milk and dark. Milk chocolate is known for its sweet, creamy flavor.

Researchers have found that chocolate actually has mood-enhancing benefits. This is due to the stimulant theobromine and the neurotransmitter anandamide contained in chocolate.

So guiltlessly grab a chocolate bar and get happy today by celebrating National Milk Chocolate Day.