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National Chocolate Mousse Day

Updated on March 31, 2010
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Rebecca Graf is a seasoned writer with nearly a decade of experience and degrees in accounting, history, and creative writing.

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There is nothing more decadent than to sit back with a dish of chocolate mousse just waiting for our enjoyment. Its light yet delicious character is something to behold and everything to long for. No wonder that on April 3rd we celebrate National Chocolate Mousse Day. This is a day to indulge in the sinfully wonderful food and thank the French for their creativity.

It is with the French that the development of the mousse came about.  In the late 1800's the French began to experiment with their foods by whipping them.  This whipping motion caused the ingredients to expand and resemble foam.  It was a light and wonderful dessert that was seen throughout Europe and in the United States within a few decades.  The thought of having such a light dessert taste so "un-light" was unheard of and embraced. 

They created strawberry mousse, peach mousse, coconut mousse, and so much more.  What ingredient was a natural additive to such a wonderful dish?  Chocolate, of course!

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The Best Meets the Best

What dessert that could be labeled delicious be without chocolate? It is unheard of! It is shameful to even suggest such a thing! Chocolate cannot be missed.

France began receiving chocolate from the New World in the 1600's when the explorers first began. Chocolate was a novelty and many of the best chefs were experimenting with this naturally bitter bean to see what they could do with it. They were successful with many products. It was only natural that chocolate would find its way into the new concoction called mousse.

When the two beauties met, it was a union that resulted in fireworks. Okay, more like a silk bath. The flavor and the texture gave the tongue something to rejoice about.

More and more creativity was given and what we have today is even more rejoicing. How about a raspberry chocolate mousse? Want a chocolate mousse cake? Ice cream? There is no end to the wonderful products the chocolate and mousse union has given us.  Especially when the invention of the electric mixer changed things.  It became easier and more fun to make a chocolate mousse right at home.  Cookbooks began to show more and more mousse desserts and of course the chocolate ones.

Ways to Enjoy the Celebration

So, how can you participate in the celebration? There are so many ways. The most obvious is the enjoy a decadent dish of chocolate mousse. You can create it from scratch which many say are the only ways or can you can use instant versions that require mixing, foaming, and chilling. Then just sit back and relax as you dive into it.

Besides creating an entire bathtub of this dessert and diving in to eat, you can lick your lips with a chocolate mousse cake. These cakes are so wonderful. With more texture and firmness than a traditional mousse, it is still light and fluffy with the oh so wonderful taste of chocolate. You cannot get past the taste of chocolate.

If you want to enjoy chocolate mousse beyond the food arena, try what the home department has to offer with chocolate mousse cake. You can find lamps, bed sheets, and cooking tools that look like chocolate mousse and can help you celebrate today and beyond.

If chocolate and mousse combined wasn't good enough, add another of our foods that we cannot live without.  Try a chocolate mousse coffee and enjoy the wonderful flavors that swirl around in your mouth.  You will not believe your senses.

To finish off the celebration enjoy a chocolate mousse bar.  In fact, let's make it even more wonderful a dip it in the chocolate mousse coffee.  My heart by still!

Celebrate a wonderful concoction and the wonder of the senses!


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      kislany 6 years ago from Cyprus

      I don't know who invented this day but I fully agree with it. Thumbs up! - from a real chocoholic (even doctors told me I am addicted to chocolate, lol).

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      Paradise7 7 years ago from Upstate New York

      How delicious!

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      WOW WOW WOW! I am ALL for this, RGraf. I was just thinking of whether or not I had any chocolate in the kitchen cabinet. The answer, sadly and to my devestation, is none. And then I come over to read such a mouth watering excellent hub! What a bummer! But I enjoyed it immensely!!!!!!