14 fun facts about Chocolate ❤❤❤❤❤

chocolate shards with raspberry pieces

Chocolate is awesome.

Here are fourteen facts about chocolate because we love it so much:

 

  1. The word ‘chocolate’ comes from the original chocolate beverages drunk by the Aztecs.
  2. It takes approximately 889 cacao beans to make 1kg of chocolate.
  3. The world’s largest chocolate bar weighed a whopping 5,792kg and was made by Thorntons to celebrate its 100th
  4. Cocoa and dark chocolate contains more anti-oxidants than blueberries and acai berries.
  5. The idea for chocolate chip cookies was sold to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  6. Both dogs and cats will become ill and possibly die from eating chocolate.
  7. Nutella was invented by an Italian pastry maker who substituted hazelnuts for cocoa during the food shortages following World War II.
  8. A lethal dose of chocolate for an adult human is 10kg.
  9. “Chocolate beats kissing hands down when it comes to providing a long-lasting body and brain buzz” according to Dr David Lewis of MindLab.
  10. In the 2008-2009, the world production of cocoa was 3,515,000 tonnes.
  11. 100g of dark chocolate (70-85%) contains 11g of fibre.
  12. Chocolate has over 600 flavour compounds compared to red wine which only has 200.
  13. The scientific name for the tree that chocolate comes from means ‘food of the gods’.
  14. Brussels Airport sells more than 800 tonnes of chocolate every year, making it the biggest vendor of chocolate in the world.

 

Article by Nicola Hasted

Freelance Writer and Blogger

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