Chocolate lovers, rejoice! July 28 is National Milk Chocolate Day 2021. How can anyone not love milk chocolate with its smooth texture and rich, creamy taste? While chocolate has been around for centuries, milk chocolate only came about in 1875 when Swiss chocolatier Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate after years of trying. 

For National Milk Chocolate Day, go all out and indulge your sweet tooth with the best milk chocolate of 2021. Here’s a round-up of all things milk chocolate, from the best milk chocolate candy to chocolate-infused alcoholic beverages. 

1. Momma Chocolate Bar

Vosges Momma Bar Vosges Momma Bar Photo: vosgeschocolate.com

This limited edition chocolate bar by Vosges makes use of their well-loved 45% cacao deep milk chocolate infused with Pink Himalayan Salt Crystal to symbolize the power of the divine feminine. If you’re looking for one of the best milk chocolate bars of 2021, try this one from Vosges. Their deep milk chocolate uses sustainable and organic roasted cacao plus the caramelization of roller-dried whole milk provides a dense caramel profile. 

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2. Turmeric Ginger Chocolate Bar

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Inspired by Golden Milk, this chocolate bar uses Vosges’ 45% cacao deep milk chocolate that’s infused with adaptogens -- turmeric and ginger root as well as fenugreek, cardamom and nutmeg for a warm, musky and slightly bitter aroma. Telicherry peppercorns add a bite of peppery zing while Sri Lankan coconut adds a nutty crunch.

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3. Barcelona Exotic Chocolate Bar

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This marriage of salt and chocolate is inspired by Marcona, Spain. It uses Vosges’ deep milk chocolate with Fleur de Sel grey sea salt and roasted almonds.

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4. Cheddar and Apple Chocolate Bar

Vosges Cheddar & Apple Bar Vosges Cheddar & Apple Bar Photo: vosgeschocolate.com

Chocolate and cheese? These make the best pairings along with great liquor for entertaining guests. So why not blend everything into one surprising chocolate bar? Vosges’ 45% cacao deep milk chocolate is blended with 12-month aged Vermont cheddar, apples and cinnamon for a surprisingly delightful taste. 

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5. Milk Chocolate Truffles Collection

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This 16-piece box of truffles is made with Vosges’ 45% cacao deep milk chocolate that has caramelized dairy and almond notes from roasting. It features a variety of truffles from Vosges’ Exotic, Aztec, Italian and Groove truffle collections which could arguably be some of the best milk chocolates in the world. 

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6. Godiva Milk Chocolate Assortment Box

Godiva Assorted Milk Chocolate Box Godiva Assorted Milk Chocolate Box Photo: simplychocolate.com

This assortment of Godiva favorites is always a win if you want to impress your guests or express affection to someone you love. It contains 20 pieces of assorted milk chocolate candy with two of each type so you can enjoy a second serving of Godiva classics and even unique variants like Open Oyster, Coffee Feather, Cinnamon Blush, Almond Praline Raindrop and more.

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7. Neuhaus Assorted All Milk Belgian Chocolates

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Enjoy the luxury of Belgian Maître Chocolatier Neuhaus’ milk chocolate pralines in this 25-piece assortment box. These non-GMO chocolates are imported weekly to ensure their freshness and quality. Expect to find delectable praline flavors like Millénaire Milk -- praline with crisped rice, Jade Milk -- ganache of honey with pieces of walnut, Divine Milk -- soft caramel with Piedmont hazelnuts.

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8. Neuhaus Carre Pencil Box Milk Chocolate

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Take pleasure in 40 pieces of smooth, milky Belgian chocolate by Neuhaus. Enjoy five of their best chocolate bar varieties in slim, bite-sized versions including Caramel, Feuilletine, Bresilienne, Almond & Honey and Milk, packaged in one slender package that you can bring everywhere.

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9. Ethel M Chocolate Covered Peanut Brittle

Ethel M Chocolate Peanut Brittle Ethel M Chocolate Peanut Brittle Photo: simplychocolate.com

Enjoy 24 pieces of Ethel M’s famous peanut brittle that’s made even better with decadent milk chocolate covering. These sweet treats are made in small batches ensuring their quality.

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10. V Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Turtles

V Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Turtles V Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Turtles Photo: simplychocolate.com

You’ll enjoy devouring all 24 pieces of these adorable bite-sized milk chocolates. These turtle-shaped milk chocolate candies are filled with creamy peanut butter so each bite is a wonderful surprise. 

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11. Mermaid Pearls

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These milk chocolate balls are covered in a candy shell to resemble pretty pearls. Enjoy a sweet crunch in every bite.

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12. Choco Bears

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Delicious gummy bears in apricot, strawberry, strawberry-banana and orange flavors are dipped in rich milk chocolate for a decadent experience in every bite. Addictive, adorable and absolutely delicious, you’ll want more than just one jar. 

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13. Triple-Dipped Malt Balls

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Malted milk balls are dipped not once, not twice, but thrice in silky milk chocolate to create a delicious creamy layer. Every bite offers a melt-in-your-mouth feel of malt and milk chocolate.

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14. Nutty Caramel Clusters

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Delicious roasted peanuts are mixed with creamy milk chocolate and filled with sweet caramel for a wholesome treat. You’ll surely want more after your first bite.

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15. Chocolate Toffee Peanuts

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If you’re looking for a decadent treat, these chocolate toffee peanuts are the perfect after-meal snack. Aromatic roasted peanuts are tossed in toffee then covered in a layer of silky milk chocolate. If that’s not enough, they’re dusted with powdered sugar for a truly rich dessert. 

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16. Choco-PB Pretzel Pillows

Candy Club Choco PB Pretzel Pillows Candy Club Choco PB Pretzel Pillows Photo: candyclub.com

Fluffy pretzel pillows are filled with creamy peanut butter then covered in a layer of decadent milk chocolate for a truly memorable treat. 

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17. Deadhead Dark Chocolate Rum

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This premium sipping rum is inspired by the drinks of the Mayan and Aztec emperors. This award-winning liquor is infused with dark, slow-roasted cacao for a unique drinking experience.

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18. Kings County Chocolate Whiskey

Kings County Chocolate Whiskey Kings County Chocolate Whiskey Photo: caskers.com

Kings County Moonshine is steeped in cacao husks from Brooklyn’s Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory. The moonshine and cacao rest for over a month, giving the liquor its chocolate aroma and a deep mahogany color. 

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