July 28 – National Milk Chocolate Day

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day, that sweet, fat-laden, delicious treat that we learned to love as kids. I’m not talking about dark chocolate or the healthy varieties that provide a percentage of the real thing. I’m referring to what many of us eat behind closed doors where no one monitors the amount of comfort food we ingest.

Besides milk chocolate tasting incredibly good, studies indicate that anything dark chocolate can do, milk chocolate can do too …just to a lesser degree. Oh, it has calcium, which means an additive to our teeth and bones.

If you’re interested in the history of milk chocolate, this site digs deeper into the story behind Daniel Peter and Henry Nestle. It even offers a Chocolate Candy Bar Cake recipe.

Taste of Home offers us 29 Milk Chocolate Recipes.

Let’s be honest, friends.

Most of us love milk chocolate. We eat our veggies so we can indulge. Some of us limit our calorie intake to enjoy this flavorful food or save a day of the week to treat ourselves. Milk chocolate makes our mouth water. Who doesn’t have fond memories of chocolate? Yet doctors advise us to consume with moderation. Too much of a good thing can be unhealthy.

But today is special!

Have a great day. Me? I’m going to bite into a mouth-watering milk chocolate bar. What is your favorite way to enjoy milk chocolate?