July 2024

July is full of sweet treats as National Ice Cream Month and World Chocolate Day
amongst others, gives you the perfect excuse to indulge!

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  • 1-31st National Ice Cream Month (US)
    Throughout the month of July, why not try out some unusual flavour combinations of ice-cream. From peach & lavender, to peanut butter jelly, the possibilities are endless.
  • 4th Independence Day (US)
    Americans love watermelon for their Independence Day gatherings so much that the fruit has sold 26% more in the last week compared to the rest of the year.
  • 7th World Chocolate Day
    July 7 is celebrated as World Chocolate Day worldwide. This is because it is believed that chocolate first came to Europe on this day in 1550. Chocolate Day was first observed in 2009.
  • 8-15th Great British Pea Week
    Great British Pea Week was launched by the Yes Peas! campaign to recognise the industry-wide effort made by experts across the pea vining sector, which produces 2 billion portions of peas for the UK market and beyond each year.
  • 13th World Rum Day
    World Rum Day was launched in 2019 by Paul Jackson, spirits writer and Editor of World Rum Guide.
  • 16th National Cherry Day
    During the 20th century, Britain lost 90% of its cherry orchards. Following the wars, cherry orchards were planted over with more vital crops to feed the people.
  • 17th National Hot Dog Day
    German immigrants brought not just sausages but also dachshunds when they came to the United States. They called their dish 'dachshund sausages' or 'little dog', thus connecting the term 'dog' to the hot dog.
  • 24th National Tequila Day
    Tequila, as it's known today, was created in the 1600s when the first tequila license was issued by the king of Spain.
  • 30th National Cheesecake Day (US)
    Records of cheesecake date as far back as 770 BC, when the dessert, or something like it, was served to Olympic athletes. Today there are European, Latin American, Asian, and of course, American variations on the ways cheesecake is baked and served.