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Get Your Chocolate Fix With National Hot Chocolate Day, Fort Lee

Indulge on Hot Chocolate Day
Indulge on Hot Chocolate Day Photo Credit: Facebook

Here’s an excuse to cuddle inside on Sunday and watch the snow melt and refreeze from your favorite chair by the window: It’s National Hot Chocolate Day.

Snuggling under the covers with a steaming mug of hot chocolate is the comfy highlight of plunging temperatures, snow, sleet and slush. You might even be doing you brain a favor as well.

A 2013 study published in the “Journal Neurology” says drinking two cups of hot chocolate a day could help people with impaired brain blood flow, and improve memory and thinking skills.

Raise a mug — or two. Here are some other fascinating hot chocolate facts, according to the Foodimentary blog.

  • Hot Chocolate uses milk or milk chocolate; while Hot Cocoa uses only powdered cocoa
  • The first hot chocolate was Mayan, and it was served with chili peppers
  • Hot chocolate with churros is considered a working man’s breakfast in Spain.
  • Hot chocolate contains the healthy nutrients antioxidants and flavonols
  • Chocolate is the 3rd most traded commodity in the world. (1st is oils, 2nd is coffee.)

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