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The 11th of July is the sweetest day – World Chocolate Day.
World Chocolate Day is an annual holiday that takes place all over the globe. It was first celebrated in France and later became an international holiday. Chocolate was invented by Aztecs who called it “food for the gods.” Later it was brought to Europe by Spanish conquistadors and became popular all over the world. In Europe it was called “black gold” for a long time.
Belgium is considered to be the leader in worldwide chocolate production. In Belgium, 170000 tons of chocolate are produced in a year. There are more than 2000 chocolate shops and 16 chocolate museums in Belgium. Bruges is the chocolate capital of Belgium where, besides the chocolate museum, one can also visit chocolate restaurants.
Millions worldwide celebrate today Chocolate Day, but few know that the world may face chocolate shortage in 2012, according to International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) expert predictions.