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National Chocolate Wafer Day – July 3, 2024

National Chocolate Wafer Day on July 3 is a big day for all chocolate lovers. On this day, you can allow yourself to indulge in this sinful treat without having to worry about the extra calories. To enjoy this day to the fullest, we recommend having a chocolate wafer for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Chocolate wafers are also known as wafer cookies, sugar wafers, sugar biscuits, and fairy wafers. While most of us enjoy these wafers as snacks, they can also be enjoyed as a dessert or served at tea time. Lightly flavored and layered with a rich chocolate filling, chocolate wafers are loved by everyone. 

History of National Chocolate Wafer Day

In North America, a number of companies made chocolate wafers, and each brand had its own trademark taste and style. The companies carefully chose the ingredients and took special pride in their packaging. Over the years, most companies merged and, by the 1930s, there were only a few brands that were exclusively making chocolate wafers. 

Today, chocolate wafers are an American favorite. Thanks to their light texture and delicious taste, they make for a fabulous addition to ice cream. Bakers also swear by chocolate wafers as an ingredient in cakes and cheesecakes, and crushed wafers add an interesting texture to pies and tarts. Decorating with wafers is a common practice and they truly make a dish look more inviting. While chocolate wafers are a popular snack, the most famous chocolate wafers are KitKat! KitKat is a delicious combination of chocolate and wafers that are popular in America and in quite a few other countries, too. Another version of the chocolate wafer that we consume regularly is the chocolate waffle cone. Creameries serve ice creams in these waffle cones — when you finish with the ice cream, you have another treat waiting for you! Unlike other varieties of cookies and biscuits, wafers are quite difficult to make at home. And that is probably why they sell so widely at supermarkets. 

National Chocolate Wafer Day timeline

15th Century
Chocolate as a Currency

The Aztecs use chocolate as a currency.

First Chocolate Bar

A Bristol company, J.S. Fry & Sons, makes the first bar of chocolate.

First Chocolate Wafers

Manner, an Austrian company, makes the first chocolate wafers.


KitKat begins being produced in the U.K.

National Chocolate Wafer Day FAQs

When is National Chocolate Wafer Day celebrated?

National Chocolate Wafer Day is celebrated on July 3. 

Are KitKats chocolate wafers?

Yes, KitKats are a type of chocolate wafer. 

Can I use chocolate wafers as a garnish?

Yes, chocolate wafers are often used as a garnish for cakes, tarts, and ice creams.

National Chocolate Wafer Day Activities

  1. Treat yourself

    Indulging in chocolate wafers on National Chocolate Wafer Day is a must. Enjoy it as a snack or an after-meal dessert.

  2. Bake with chocolate wafers

    Like we mentioned, there are quite a few recipes for cakes, cheesecakes, tarts, and pies that use chocolate wafers. Try a new recipe today.

  3. Go out for ice cream

    Make the day all the more fun by enjoying a large scoop of your favorite ice cream with a chocolate wafer cone. Add your favorite toppings to make the scoop more indulgent.

5 Facts About Chocolate That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. There are four varieties of chocolates

    Chocolate comes in milk, dark, white, or blonde varieties.

  2. Chocolatiers make a lot of money

    The chocolate industry makes approximately $110 billion per year.

  3. Chocolate bars can be huge

    The largest chocolate bar ever weighed over 12,770 lbs.

  4. Dark chocolates have high caffeine content

    Dark chocolates can have as much caffeine as a can of Coca-Cola.

  5. There’s a special day dedicated to chocolates

    World Chocolate Day is celebrated on July 7.

Why We Love National Chocolate Wafer Day

  1. We love chocolate wafers

    We love National Chocolate Wafer Day simply because we love chocolate wafers! They make for delectable treats and everyone loves how they taste.

  2. It’s a day to indulge

    We are often very careful about our sugar consumption and rightfully so. But today is the day to forget about calories and treat yourself.

  3. We get to try new recipes

    Wafers are also a versatile ingredient. Today, we get to experiment with recipes and try making those that use wafers as an essential ingredient.

National Chocolate Wafer Day dates

2024July 3Wednesday
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