There are endless excuses this time of the year to dig into tasty dessert dishes. Having a birthday? Pass the cake. Getting together with friends and family for the holidays? Yep, cake please! Received a holiday bonus? Celebrate with a slice. Want to join in on #NationalCakeDay social media fun on November 26th? Go get a chocolate-y piece and take a picture for your Instagram!
If you’re like us, you’re always on the lookout for the latest chocolate desserts. But what is chocolate exactly, and where does it come from? Read on for fast facts about one of the world’s favorite sweet treats, plus check out a few of our favorite chocolate desserts from across the nation.