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It’s World Chocolate Day!

A whole day to celebrate chocolate, what’s not to love?

This year Penguin Office Supplies will be celebrating World Chocolate Day on 7th July and we hope you will join us.

The History lesson…

According to Wired Magazine chocolate was first introduced in Europe on July 7th 1550. Chocolate is native to Mexico, Central and South America.

Although it can be linked back to Christopher Columbus who may have brought cacoa beans back to Spain from one of his adventures as far back as 1504.

But what about the best chocolate biscuit ever, the Penguin?

The Penguin was first introduced in 1932 by William Macdonald, a biscuit manufacturer in Glasgow. It became a McVities brand in 1946 when Macdonald joined McVitie’s and Price, MacFarlane Lang & Co and Crawford to form United Biscuits.

Macdonald was inspired by some biscuits that he had seen in Antwerp and wanted to make something with a similar chocolate covered biscuit with a chocolate cream sandwich in the centre.

What we love most about Penguins are the funny jokes in each wrapper.

Here’s a selection of them:

What do you call a happy penguin? … A Pen-Grin

What do you call a cold penguin? … A birrr-d

Where do penguins go to watch movies? … At the dive-in.

How do a group of penguins make a decision? … Flipper coin.

What is a penguin’s favourite party game? … Sardines!

 Why are fish so clever? … Because they spend so much time in schools.

What is brown, has a hump and lives at the South Pole? … A very lost camel!

 Why don’t Polar Bears eat Penguins? … They can’t get the wrappers off.

What do you call a snowman with a suntan? … A puddle.

How does a Penguin know when there’s something wrong? … It smells a bit fishy.

Which is your favourite? If you have a great one to share, tell us your penguin jokes and email me at You can P-P-P-P-pick up a Penguin or any other tasty snacks and drinks along with your office equipment, janitorial supplies, furniture or company workwear. Choose yours here >>SHOP

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