National Chocolate Fondue Day – February 5, 2019

Tue Feb 5

You had us at “chocolate.” But chocolate fondue is even better. Just in case you needed an excuse to indulge in some melted chocolate, you’ve got it with this holiday. National Chocolate Fondue Day is a day to get creative with your favorite sweets, and decide whether you want to share it with someone else, or keep it all to yourself. Strawberries, bananas, marshmallows — everything tastes better with chocolate. There’s only one question on February 5: What will YOU dip?

National Chocolate Fondue Day - History

1975

American fondue restaurant The Melting Pot opened

Americans knew fondue was a hit when a full-blown fondue restaurant opened in 1975. The Melting Pot serves up all types of fondue, including of course, chocolate.

1960s

When chocolate met fondue

Though fondue had been around for quite some time, it wasn't until the '60s that fondue in the form of chocolate came into existence.

1800s

Cheese fondue came first

You can thank the Swiss for the invention of fondue. Though theirs was primarily cheese, they came up with the concept of fondue in the 1800s — thus paving the way for chocolate fondue to come later.

National Chocolate Fondue Day Activities

  1. Have a chocolate fondue party

    Gather a group of friends together and have each one bring something to contribute. Bonus points if you have multiple fondue pots going!

  2. Have a romantic fondue night at home

    Fondue can be quite romantic, especially when we are talking chocolate-dipped strawberries. Light some candles, get the ingredients, and have a romantic fondue night with your special someone.

  3. Have a fondue recipe cook-off

    Turn this holiday into a competition and have friends and/or family compete for the best fondue recipes and dipping fun.

4 Most Popular Things To Dip In Chocolate Fondue

  1. Strawberries

    Strawberries and chocolate go hand in hand, so it's no surprise strawberries won the top spot.

  2. Rice Krispy treats

    Melted marshmallows glued to cereal — all blended together and dipped in chocolate? It's decadence on a budget.

  3. Marshmallows

    Feel free to spice things up a bit by trying coconut marshmallows.

  4. Bananas

    Chocolate-covered bananas are a hit on their own, but when dipped in chocolate fondue, they are even better.

Why We Love National Chocolate Fondue Day

  1. Chocolate is a great source of antioxidants

    We are going to ignore the sugar in chocolate and instead focus on the fact that it's packed full of antioxidants. This is especially true for dark chocolate, or anything above 70% cocoa. So basically, you're doing your body a favor by eating chocolate fondue.

  2. Chocolate can help lower cholesterol

    Yes, you read that right. Studies have shown that consuming chocolate can help lower your levels of bad cholesterol (LDL). And that's with regular consumption. So go ahead and buy a couple of chocolate bars next time you're at the store.

  3. Fondue anything is fabulous

    You can dip strawberries, marshmallows, or simply other forms of chocolate. Anything goes to make this day extra sweet.

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