Is there anything as worthy of celebration as chocolate? I don’t think so. World Chocolate Day celebrates the flavor that is beloved all across the globe. Until the 16th century, chocolate didn’t exist in most of the world. It was discovered in South America, where the locals used cocoa beans with other ingredients to make cold or hot drinks. When the Europeans colonized the Americas, they brought chocolate back with them and eventually transformed it into the sweet we know and love today.