Fun Facts About Chocolate

Chocolates, Food, Candy, Calories

Here are so many weird and wonderful fun facts about chocolate, it’s tough to know which to include and which to omit because of space considerations. Wildlife Removal Palm Bay

To start with, the Mayans used cacao beans as money as they believed that they were more valuable than gold dust. They controlled the production of beans in order that their currency would not depreciate in value.

White chocolate isn’t strictly speaking chocolate. We have been labouring under a misapprehension for many years. Chocolate has to contain cocoa solids, but white chocolate doesn’t have any in it.

Where was the largest chocolate bar produced? In the UK; it was created by Thornton’s for its centenary. It was a record breaker, weighing 5,792.50 kilograms.

Toblerone is so popular that if the amount of bars sold annually were to be placed end to end, they would stretch to 62,000km. That is more than the Earth’s circumference.

Chocolate contains theobromine which s a very powerful stimulant. If you consume too much of it, it may prove fatal. However, you would have to eat around 22 pounds of the stuff in a single sitting, which is not really possible. Theobromine poisoning causes seizures, heart failure, dehydration, and severe kidney damage.

Chocolate chip cookies, adored by many around the world, came into being due to an accident which happened in 1930. Ruth Wakefield ran out of cooking chocolate, but undeterred she used pieces of chocolate in her biscuit dough. The chocolate she used was Nestles, and she later sold her recipe to the company in return for a life’s supply of chocolate.

A pound of chocolate contains 400 cocoa beans and a cacao tree will create around 2,500 beans. The beans are the seeds of the cacao tree. These trees are delicate and cocoa farmers lose about 30 percent of the crop every year.

Early people fermented the pods of the cacao beans to produce drinks aside from chocolate.

Montezuma, the Aztec emperor used to drink 50 cups of chocolate each day. These were served in a golden chalice.

Every November in Germany, people celebrate Saint Martin’s Day with sweets and mugs of steaming hot chocolate.

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