December 28 is National Chocolate Candy Day

Posted in: Shopping, Dining & Culinary, Seasonal

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December 28 is National Chocolate Candy Day – a day to celebrate one of the most popular sweets in the world. More than 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate are consumed annually in America. Though we often think of it as a sweet indulgence, chocolate has been shown to have some health benefits. It is often shown to be heart-healthy because it has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce cardiovascular risk. Also, the pleasure that you get from eating chocolate doesn’t just come from its wonderful taste and rich texture. Researchers have confirmed that chocolate affects serotonin levels in the body, triggering feelings of well-being. At the same time, chocolate increases blood flow to the brain and helps to reduce fatigue and increase alertness.

If you want to enjoy some of your favorite types of chocolate candy, Frederick County has a wonderful selection of locally made chocolates:

Candy Kitchen
The Candy Kitchen has been serving sweet treats to Frederick, MD, and Waynesboro, PA for over 110 years.
52 N. Market St. | Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 698-0442

The Perfect Truffle
A chocolate boutique that hand crafts each chocolate here in Frederick. Our chocolate artists use only the highest quality of chocolate from around the world and the freshest ingredients. We create traditional flavors and unique flavors.
16A N. East St. | Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 620-2448

Sibu Sura Chocolates
Sibu Sura Chololates offers a variety of Old World style chocolate creations handcrafted directly from the bean. The chocolates are 100% organic and fair trade certified.
308 Main St. | Myersville, MD 21773
(877) 642-7872

Zoe's Chocolate Co.
With over 100 years of tradition, Zoe's Chocolate offers a delicious variety of hand crafted chocolates, truffles, brittle, toffee, candies, coffee, tea, gifts and more. Come visit Zoe's Chocolate where time honored tradition meets modern sophistication.
121A N. Market St. | Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 694-5882