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Did someone say World Chocolate Day? Posted by on Jul 8, 2021 in Culture, Food, Traditions, Vocabulary

CHOCOLATE…Some of us like it milky smooth and sweet, others like it dark and bitter…No matter what is your preference, chocolate is amazing and you should take a bite during World Chocolate Day!

Poland is known for chocolate (czekolada) and Wedel is a famous company that makes any type of chocolate treats. Wedel is the oldest chocolate brand in Poland. Its products have been bringing pleasure to consumers for over 160 years. Emil Wedel, the founder (założycielof the company, was an unwavering optimist, who infected others with his attitude. Wedel brand means flavor (smak) and superior-quality chocolate with an intense, familiar taste.

Image by Christine Sponchia from Pixabay

Whether chocolate is used to coat other candies and nuts, melted over different fruit, or shaven over a gourmet dessert, chocolate always hits the spot. I’m not a big dessert person, but chocolate is my absolute favorite: dark chocolate, chocolate ice cream or chocolate covered nuts are my go to guilty pleasure.

Let’s get familiar with chocolate related vocabulary in Polish:

chocolate – czekolada

milk chocolate – mleczna czekolada

dark chocolate – gorzka czekolada

chocolate ice cream – lody czekoladowe

hot chocolate – gorąca czekolada

chocolate bar – tabliczka czekoladowa

Not sure if you are familiar with hot chocolate in Poland, but there is a difference between hot cocoa and hot chocolate:

Hot chocolate or cocoa in Poland?

As far as my favorite Polish chocolate dessert, it must be Delicje!!!

If you have never tried them, they are these absolutely amazing cookies covered in chocolate. Inside, they have a different type of fruit. They just melt in your mouth!!!

Image by and used with permission from Kasia Scontsas

What is your favorite Polish chocolate treat?



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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


  1. Pam:

    My favorite is Gorzka Czekolada because it tastes SO good with wine!

    • Kasia:

      @Pam Gorzka czekolada is my favorite as well Pam!And you are right – it is amazing with wine:)