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National Chocolate Fondue Day (February 5)

Check out the weird holiday National Chocolate Fondue Day on Feb 5. Learn the history of chocolate fondue & get ideas on how to celebrate.

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History of National Chocolate Fondue Day

Did you know that fondue is considered the national dish of Switzerland? They developed the concept in the 1800s (alhtough some people say the 1600s). Fondue is a communal dish where melted cheese is in a central pot kept warm with a candle or lamp.

Chocolate fondue, however, was first created in the United States in the 1950s or 1960s. Some credit the invention of chocolate fondue to Konrad Egli, a Swiss restaurant owner who lived in New York City in the 1960s. His restaurant – Chalet Suisse – began offering both chocolate fondue and cherry brandy fondue.

In 1975, a restaurant called The Melting Pot was opened in the United States. They began serving all kinds of fondue, including chocolate.

Fruit and marshmallows are the primary foods that are dipped into the melted chocolate at the center of the table. Some large events – like weddings – use a chocolate fountain instead of a pot.

Please be aware that etiquette dictates no double-dipping or putting the fondue skewers in your mouth! You should only use the toothpicks, fondue forks, or skewers to bring the food to your own plate, then use a separate fork or utensil to eat it.

Ideas for National Chocolate Fondue Day

Here are some ideas and recipes for chocolate fondue.

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