National Chocolate Wafer Day Date in the current year: July 3, 2024

National Chocolate Wafer Day Waffles and wafers are among the most beloved desserts, so it is not surprising that there is more than one unofficial food day inspired by them. For example, National Chocolate Wafer Day is celebrated annually on July 3.

The words “waffle” and “wafer” have the same origins, but they denote two different types of dessert. Waffles are made from leavened dough or batter and are usually thick, whereas wafers are made from unleavened dough and are very thin, light, crisp and dry. Waffles are usually served as a dessert, while wafers are typically used as a decoration or ingredient in various desserts. What waffles and wafers do have in common is their patterned surface.

Wafers are also known as sugar biscuits, sugar wafers, fairy wafers, or wafer cookies. The term “wafers” can also refer to candy bars that consist of several wafers layered with a creamy filling and sometimes covered in chocolate. Chocolate wafer bars can be made with chocolate-flavored wafers, have a chocolate-flavored filling or be covered in chocolate — or all three things at once! National Chocolate Wafer Day celebrates both thin chocolate-flavored wafers and wafer candy bars.

Chocolate wafers have been known in the United States since the mid-1800s. They were a popular dessert served after dinner or during afternoon tea. The first commercially produced chocolate wafers were introduced by Nabisco, then known as the National Biscuit Company, in 1924. By the way, the same company is responsible for introducing Fig Newtons, Barnum’s Animal Crackers, and Oreo. Almost a century later, the company still produces its Famous Chocolate Wafers. And one of the most popular brands of chocolate-covered wafer bars is Kit Kat.

It is unclear who came up with the idea of celebrating National Chocolate Wafer Day and why it is celebrated on July 3. Some claim that Nabisco created the holiday to advertise their chocolate wafers and boost sales, but there is no hard evidence of that. However, do the origins of National Chocolate Wafer Day even matter? What matters it that this is the perfect occasion to celebrate one of the most popular snacks in America and indulge in delicious chocolate wafers without feeling guilty.

On July 3, invite your friends over for an impromptu tasting: sample as many different brands and types of chocolate wafers as you can and then rank them from the best to the worst. You can also celebrate the holiday by making chocolate wafers at home or using chocolate wafers to make other delicious desserts such as ice cream sandwiches. And don’t forget to promote the holiday on social media with the hashtag #NationalChocolateWaferDay.

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