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                                                 Chocolate Facts

Chocolate is made from a seed of cocoa tree. It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate. White chocolate does not contain cocoa solids chocolate liquor so technically, it is not a chocolate. About 70% of the world’s supply comes from Africa with Ivory Coast being the largest single producer and producing 30% of the overall supply. Have you ever wondered why chocolate melts so easily on your tongue. The melting point of chocolate is 93°F. It is the only edible substance that has a melting point below the human body temperature.

Quick Facts: –

  • The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves which triggers relaxation.
  • Scientists have proved against the myth that chocolate cause acne.
  • Eating dark chocolate everyday reduces the risk of heart disease by one third.
  • Chocolate is not good for your cat and dog. It can sicken and even kill them.
  • The first chocolate treat was hot chocolate.
  • Sometimes soldiers were paid in chocolate during the Revolutionary war.
  • A long time ago, cacao was used as a currency.
  • The world’s largest chocolate bar weighed 5,792.50 kg. Thorntons created this bar.
  • The Cadbury Company made the first chocolate bar in 1842.
  • Chocolate magnate, Milton Hershey was a candy king in actual. He cancelled his reservations for the Titanic due to last minute business matters.
  • Ruth Wakefield was the inventor of chocolate chip cookie and she sold her idea to Nestle in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  • Chocolate is more effective than codeine when it comes to coughs.
  • Napoleon loved chocolate and demanded that wine and chocolate be made available to him and his senior advisors during military campaigns.
  • German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany and was named after an American baker, Sam German.
 

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