Unknown. The Chocolate Éclair was first made in France in the nineteenth century. It is an oblong pastry made with a light dough called choux which is filled with cream and topped with icing, typically chocolate. The French word éclair means "flash of lightning".
How to Celebrate
Eat some chocolate éclairs today – at least one. If you've never had one before, they are, in my opinion, one of the best pastries ever made.
To celebrate this day, we selected two cans. First is the 1970s Canfield's Imitation Chocolate Fudge Soda Can. On it is a photo of a glass of chocolate soda with two straws in it. The glass is sitting on a mountain of chocolate chunks.
Next we have the 1980s Red Lightning Cream Soda Can. This can is white with red lettering and graphics. The interesting visual here is the red lightning bolt striking the "R" of the brand name.
Happy National Chocolate Éclair Day (6/22)!
- 1970s Canfield's Imitation Chocolate Fudge Soda Can at CanMuseum.com
- 1980s Red Lightning Cream Soda Can at CanMuseum.com
Photos used by permission of CanMuseum.com