Celebrating National Chocolate Day: 28th October 2016

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Once you’ve eaten an incredibly tasty pizza, what’s the one type of dessert that will always go down well after your meal? Yes, you guessed it: chocolate.

Here at Papa John’s we absolutely love chocolate, so to coincide with National Chocolate Day on 28th October, we’re taking a look at why this sweet treat is so great.

In addition, you can discover which delicious chocolate desserts you can order from Papa John’s to go with your perfect pizza and sides when your hunger craving kicks in.

How Is Chocolate Made?

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Before we delve into the delicious delights on offer, let’s find out how chocolate is made.

Originating from the seed of the Theobroma cacao tree, chocolate starts its journey from tropical regions in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America.

In order to develop the flavour, cacao tree seeds first have to be fermented. Without this process, the seeds would taste very bitter and intense and a lot different to the chocolate you’re familiar with.

After the fermenting process the beans are dried, cleaned and roasted and the shell is removed, leaving cacao nibs. These nibs are then ground into a mass and liquefied with other ingredients. The end result? Chocolate.

After the fermenting process the beans are dried, cleaned and roasted and the shell is removed, leaving cacao nibs. These nibs are then ground into a mass and liquefied with other ingredients. The end result? Chocolate.

Why Do We Love Chocolate?

For many people, chocolate is the one food they would struggle to live without, but what is it exactly that makes it so amazing? Here’s a handful of suggestions.

The Taste

An obvious one first up, but the taste of chocolate makes it the perfect dessert, snack, comfort food and treat to nibble on.

The blend of ingredients and sweet taste always leave you craving a few more squares, blocks or scoops and when the chocolate melts in your mouth endorphins react in your brain, making you feel good.

The Flavours

Milk, dark, white or a mix of them all, however you like your chocolate, there’s a wide variety of flavours to taste and try.

When it’s mixed with other foods too, such as fruit and nuts, there are even more ways to enjoy your favourite sweet treat.

The Versatility

Not only does it come in blocks in a bar, it’s also available in ice creams, yoghurts, desserts and puddings, sweets and treats, plus much more.

Due to its versatility, chocolate isn’t just enjoyed in one format and there’s always new foods and products hitting the shelves for you to indulge in as well.

Divine and Delicious Desserts

Speaking of desserts and puddings, take a look at some of the chocolate delights that you can enjoy at Papa John’s, either on their own or after your pizza and sides.

Chocolate Lava Cake


First on the list, it’s the single portion of rich sponge, aka the chocolate lava cake, served hot as a dessert.

A few bites in and you’ll discover the gooey chocolate centre to sate your appetite and add the ultimate finishing touch to one of our perfect pizzas.

Double Chocolate Brownie


For those of you who prefer an extra hit of chocolate, why not try the double chocolate brownie?

With a rich, warm and flavoursome taste straight from the Papa John’s kitchen, this dessert is perfect for sharing with your partner, friends or family, so dig in.

Giant Choc Chip Cookie


Delivered warm and cut into eight slices to tuck into or share, the giant choc chip cookie is ideal for those that love the taste of cookie dough with chocolate as an added bonus.

If you’ve not tried these before, you won’t regret doing so, and after all, why settle for just pizza when you could have dessert too?

Ice Cream


Finally, let’s not forget the range of Ben & Jerry’s™ ice creams available: from Chocolate Fudge Brownie to Phish Food™ and Cookie Dough,there are plenty of flavours to satisfy your taste buds.

Take a look at our full dessert range online and see which option takes your fancy.

Order from Papa John’s

To celebrate National Chocolate Day on 28th October, be sure to order a special chocolate treat with your next order here at Papa John’s.

With a range of pizzas, sides, drinks and desserts, there’s plenty to choose from for you to enjoy either on your own or with friends, partners or family members.

So, what are you waiting for? Order from Papa John’s today and remember to check out our online offers and Papa Rewards too.

Oh, and of course, make sure you enjoy and indulge in National Chocolate Day on 28th October!