Celebrations

NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY

NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY On July 28th dive into the ever-popular National Milk Chocolate Day. When it comes to chocolate, this sweet easily pleases. On average, we recognize three chocolate holidays a month. Interestingly, July celebrates chocolate as often as February.   Solid chocolate, when combined with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk, is known as milk chocolate. While candy bar makers use milk chocolate to make their most popular candy bars, the treat isn’t the healthiest of the chocolates. Dark chocolate takes home the honors for nutrition. With added sugar and fat, milk chocolate packs…
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NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY – July 27

NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY – July 27

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY On July 27th, we recognize an aged whisky distilled from malted barley. Make a toast on National Scotch Day and share a drink with a friend. Since Scotch is protected by law, specific guidelines must be followed when making it to be labeled as Scotch. Otherwise, it may be an ordinary whisky (or whiskey if it’s made in the United States). First and foremost, Scotch must be made in Scotland. Another requirement includes the grain used in the fermentation process. For Scotch, only malted barley may be used. The Scotch must also…
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NATIONAL BAGELFEST DAY – July 26

NATIONAL BAGELFEST DAY – July 26

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL BAGELFEST DAY National Bagelfest Day on July 26th recognizes the kosher carbohydrate. Toast one and add a schmear or two. If you don’t, you’re not really celebrating.  North Americans love this crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle bread. Served with a variety of toppings, bagels also come in a diverse flavors. In most communities, bagel shops are a staple across the country.  U.S. Bagel History Polish-Jewish immigrants introduced the bagel to the United States. Throughout New York City and the surrounding boroughs, they grew thriving businesses. Of course, it didn’t take…
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NATIONAL HOT FUDGE SUNDAE DAY – July 25

NATIONAL HOT FUDGE SUNDAE DAY – July 25

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL HOT FUDGE SUNDAE DAY On July 25th, National Hot Fudge Sundae Day takes a turn representing National Ice Cream Month in delicious style. Feast on this tasty ice cream dessert that combines hot and cold with a cherry on top. Even more important to note, this dessert has been served since 1906.  Given that the hot fudge sundae is a variation of the classic sundae, making one is a cinch. Simply put a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream in a dish. Add hot fudge sauce. Top it with a dollop of whipped…
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NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY – July 24

NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY – July 24

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL TEQUILA DAY On July 24th, commemorate National Tequila Day with a little lime and salt. Mix up a Margarita, Paloma, or a Mamasita to celebrate the day! People have been making Tequila for centuries, and it was once known as mezcal wine. In fact, Tequila is mezcal, but mezcal isn’t Tequila. That’s because Tequila is distilled from a specific type of agave plant. Also, the law protects its production. Take a sip, and we’ll travel into Tequila’s history. Tequila History It all started around the 16th century. Cortez arrived on the North American continent with…
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NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY – July 23

NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY – July 23

Troy Warren for CNT NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY National Vanilla Ice Cream Day on July 23rd tips its hat at the second most popular flavor in America. Take a bow, vanilla. I scream, you scream, we all scream for…VANILLA ICE CREAM!! Of course, the day is part of  National Ice Cream Month and not too far behind National Ice Cream Day. Since Americans love vanilla ice cream so much, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that vanilla is the most common flavoring in North America for ice cream. In fact, many people consider vanilla ice cream to be the…
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NATIONAL MANGO DAY | July 22

NATIONAL MANGO DAY | July 22

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL MANGO DAY | July 22 Sweet, fragrant, and juicy mangoes add an abundance of flavor to beverages and meals. That’s why on July 22nd, National Mango Day recognizes all the nutritious variety this tropical fruit brings to the table! Originating in Bangladesh and parts of Myanmar and India, hundreds of varieties of mangoes grow around the world today. Ataulfo – Also known as the Honey mango, the Ataulfo is considered the Cadillac of the fruit. With a small seed and firm, sweet flesh, the Ataulfo doesn’t become fibrous and stringy like other varieties. Haden – This…
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NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY – Third Wednesday In July

NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY – Third Wednesday In July

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY  National Hot Dog Day in July celebrates a summertime staple on a bun. Enjoy one piping hot and add some relish and mustard to go! One thing we want to know – is it a sandwich or not?  Celebrated every year during National Hot Dog Month, this day pays homage to the frankfurter, the footlong or wienie, wiener, wienerwurst or even red hot. They taste just as great no matter what we call it.   We make them a variety of ways. They’re portable and easy to make. While many of…
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NATIONAL FORTUNE COOKIE DAY – July 20

NATIONAL FORTUNE COOKIE DAY – July 20

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL FORTUNE COOKIE DAY We see a time when you will enjoy a crunchy, sweet treat on National Fortune Cookie Day! Each year on July 20th, Americans celebrate the cookie that is a traditional part of Chinese take-out. These crisp, folded cookies have a hint of buttery sweetness. Break them open, and you will find a slip of paper tucked inside with a message on it. The phrase will range from profound words of wisdom or tricky riddles to simple bits of common sense. Some fortunes include quotes from famous philosophers. While these nuggets of…
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NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY | July 19

NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY | July 19

Troy Warren for CNT   NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY | July 19 Each year on July 19th, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and toast to National Daiquiri Day. So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration! Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime), and sugar. Tasting of sunshine and beaches, it might be hard to believe how the Daiquiri came to be. Back in 1898, men blasted away in the mines of a small community off the coast of Cuba during…
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