5 Reasons to Celebrate National Chocolate Ice Cream Day with Chapman’s

Is your calendar marked for June 7th?

Ours sure is! It’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day and as you could guess we are excited to celebrate.

1. Award Winning Chocolate Ice Cream

In 2022 Chapman’s Premium The Only Chocolate Ice Cream was internationally voted Best Chocolate Ice Cream at the International Ice Cream Consortium. Competing against 13 other countries, our Premium chocolate ice cream won based on overall taste, creaminess, and visual appearance.

Three bowls of Chapman's The only Chocolate with sugar cones as garnish on a black table top covered in sugar cones small pieces of chocolate with a grey sweater and a tub of The only chocolate Ice Cream

Though our The Only Chocolate has only been on the market since 2019, we’ve been in the market of producing chocolate ice cream for 50 years now! When Chapman’s first began in 1973, Dutch Chocolate was one of fifteen flavours offered at the time. Since then, we have only found ways to improve. From ice cream to sandwiches and cones, we now make 25 products featuring chocolate ice cream.

2. Chocolate is a Classic

Did you know that chocolate ice cream is older than the most popular flavour – vanilla? 

By over a century to be exact! If you track down the origins of chocolate ice cream, it dates all the way back to the 1690s in Naples, Italy.

A chocolate Ice Cream cone with a lit sparkler and a 50 on top of the ice cream in a ice cream holder with a black backgroundWhile it may seem like Chapman’s is new to the game compared to the origins of chocolate ice cream, we’ve been crafting our original Dutch Chocolate ice cream with the same nationally loved cocoa blend since 1973, now known as Markdale Creamery.

Chapman’s varieties of chocolate ice cream have continued to make an impression in the industry. In fact, Chapman’s Premium The Only Chocolate was one of the top three most consumed 2L chocolate ice creams in Canada in 2022. In the same year, our Vanilla and Chocolate Super ice cream cones took the top spot as the most popular chocolate ice cream novelty across the country.

3. Our Chocolate

Did you know that in 2022 alone, we used almost 2 million kilograms of chocolate? To put that into perspective, that’s the same weight as almost four hundred elephants!

A chocolate bowl of ice cream in a black bowl with three scoops on a dark tabple top with a spoon little pieces of chocolate, coco in a sifter and a tub of Chocolate lover Ice Cream

It is important to us that we provide you with quality products, which is why our chocolate is sourced from a broad range of countries to deliver you the very best.

Depending on the type of chocolate we’re sourcing, from cocoa powder to liquid chocolate, we use the best product available from countries such as Belgium, Brazil, the Netherlands, Ivory Coast, and Australia. As you know, we like to use local ingredients as much as we can. That’s why we also use Canadian chocolate!

4. So Many Varieties to Choose From

Looking for selection? We’ve got it! Depending on your favourite flavours and dietary needs, there’s a chocolate ice cream for you.

If you prefer your chocolate ice cream paired with other flavours, we recommend our Chocolate Twister Super ice cream cones, our Markdale Creamery Chocolate & Vanilla Checkerboard ice cream or our Premium Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup ice cream.

If chocolate is your favourite flavour, we recommend our chocolatiest treats such as our rich and silky Super Premium Plus Chocolate Lover ice cream, our Chocolate Fudge Yukon ice cream sandwich or our award-winning Premium The Only Chocolate ice cream.

If you’re lactose intolerant or trying to limit your sugar intake, try our No Sugar Added & Lactose Free Dutch Chocolate ice cream or our No Sugar Added & Lactose Free Coffee & Chocolate ice cream.

Take National Chocolate Ice Cream Day to the next level and top your ice cream with the world’s most popular ice cream topping… chocolate sauce!

5. Delight in a DIY Dessert

Are you a chocolate lover? Get inspired by these chocolate filled recipes that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Whether you’re savvy in the kitchen or not, with these easy recipes you’ll be sure to feel like a pro. In our opinion, you can never go wrong with adding ice cream to the dessert table!

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