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USC Students Indulge in National Chocolate Day

What makes chocolate so special at USC?

Americans indulged their sweet tooth on Tuesday, in celebration of National Chocolate Day.

The holiday is regarded as an “unofficial” national recognition day, as it was started by the National Confectioners Association, which was founded in 1884.

However, Americans don’t need any excuse to eat more chocolate, as the sugary snack accounts for an $83 billion industry annually, according to research firm MarketsandMarkets.

October 28 is far from the only day chocolate is celebrated in the United States, as July 8 and December 28 are also recognized as “Chocolate Day” and “International Chocolate Day,” respectively.

In observation of the special day on Tuesday, we asked USC students what makes chocolate so special to them.

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