Amazing Facts about Chocolate

All amazing facts about chocolate:

1. Chocolate protects teeth, it protects against tooth decay and has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth.

2. Dark Chocolate reduces the risk of heart disease, eating dark Chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by 33%.

3. Do you know that potato chips are dipped in chocolate.

4. Smell of chocolate triggers relaxation. This smell increases the brain waves which trigger relaxation.

5. Do you know that white chocolate isn’t technically chocolate!!! White chocolate doesn’t contain cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.

6. You will be surprised to know that to make one pound of chocolate it takes 400 cocoa beans approximately.

7. In 1941, M&M’S were created as a means for soldiers to enjoy chocolate without melting.

8. You will be shocked after knowing this. Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate every second.

9. Yow will be surprised to know that six tons is the weight of the world’s largest chocolate bar.

10. Do you know that Milton Hershey, chocolate magnate, canceled his reservations for the titanic due to last minute business matters.

11. Every day, Hershey’s produce over 80 million kisses chocolates.

12.  Do you know when the first chocolate was manufactured? In 1842, The English chocolate company Cadbury made the first chocolate bar in the world.

13. You will be shocked to know that chocolate syrup was used for blood in the film Psycho in the famous shower scene by Alfred Hitchcock.

14. Most of us know that cacao originated in central and south America more than 4,000 years ago, but presently 70% of the world’s cacao is grown in Africa. The largest producer of cocoa is Cote d’lvoire providing roughly 40% of the world’s supply.

15. Traditionally chocolate has been associated with medicinal, mythical, and magical properties.

16. Don’t have Champagne or sparkling wine with dark chocolate as they are too acidic to go well with chocolate. Better go with Red wine.

17. Do you know that Cacao trees can live up to 200 years, but can produce marketable cocoa beans for only 25 years.

18. You will be surprised to know that cacao trees grow within 20 degrees of the equator and 75% grow with in 8 degrees of either side of it.  West Africa, South and Central America and Southeast Asia/Oceania are the three main regions where cacao trees grow.

19. To produce first beans, cocoa tree takes four to five years and can produce approximately 2,500 beans.

20. About 3.5 million pounds of whole milk is used by U.S. chocolate manufacturers to make milk chocolate.

21. German chocolate did not originate in Germany, it was named after Sam German, an American.

22. Chocolate industry has evolved into a massive industry, it has become so massive that between 40 and 50 million people depend on cacao for their livelihood. Every year more than 3.8 million tons of cacao beans are produced.

23. Mokaya and other pre-Olmec peoples who lived in the southeast Mexico around 1000 B.C are the first people to harvest chocolate.

24. Have you ever observed that people around you who are depressed eat more chocolate than non-depressed one.

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25. Milk chocolate and white chocolate are not good for health. Dark chocolate is beneficial if cacao or chocolate liquor is the first ingredient, not sugar.

26. Chocolate was once reserved for the elite, later it became available to everyone due to the industrial revolution. But thousands of people were used as slaves to produce cacao as chocolate became increasingly popular in America and Europe.

27. Quakers, amassed a great fortune producing drinking chocolate as an alternative to alcohol.

28. First milk chocolate was discovered by Swiss Daniel Peter and his friend Henri Nestle by mixing condensed milk with chocolate.

29. Conching, an essential process in refining chocolate was discovered by Swiss Rodolphe accidentally in 1879, when his assistant left a machine running all night.

30. Have you ever been to Germany? In Germany there is the largest cuckoo clock made of chocolate.

31. Research suggest that dark chocolate boosts memory, reaction time, attention span and problem solving skills by increasing blood flow to the brain, studies show that dark chocolate can improve ability to see in low-contrast situations and promote lower blood pressure.

32. Do you know that 90% of modern cacao is made from a type of cacao called forastero, before it criollo was used.

33. You will be shocked to know that Germans designed an exploding, chocolate covered , thin steel bomb during World War two, that blow up seven seconds after a piece was broken off.

34. Ruth Wakefield invented the first chocolate chip cookie in 1937.

35. You will be amazed to know that Switzerland is the country whose people eat the most chocolate, with 22 pounds eaten per person each year followed by Australia and Ireland with 20 pounds and 19 pounds per person respectively.

36. Dark chocolate help the cardiovascular system by reducing blood pressure as it contains lots of antioxidants.

37. If you are suffering from migraines or chronic headaches keep chocolate away, as it can cause headaches and is not recommended in large doses for people.

38. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children is mainly caused due to chocolate as it contains high doses of caffeine and sugar.

39. Do you know that Ivory Coast produces more cocoa than any other country, second comes Ghana and next comes Indonesia.

40. Chocolate bar was invented by J.S.Fry’s in 1847.

41. Chocolate was originally a cold drink made from crushed beans, among the Aztecs and Mayans.

42. It is sad to say  that world is facing a serious chocolate shortage due to a serious disease that is affecting trees in Latin America which would eventually lead to rise of the chocolate price.

43. Do you know that word chocolate comes from the Aztec word Xocolatl which means “bitter water”.

44. You will be surprised to know that every Russian and American space voyage has included chocolate bars.

45. In the US more than 50% of adults prefer chocolate to any other flavor.

46. If you feel tired, have a chocolate, it can give energy to recharge you.

47. In  U.S. Hershey’s is the oldest and the largest chocolate company which produces over one billion pounds of chocolate product annually.

48. Madeleine is the worlds first most expensive chocolate and Fritz Knipschildt of Knipschildt chocolatier is the creator of it.

49. Do you know that chocolate melting in your mouth can cause a more intense and longer-lasting buzz than kissing.

50. You will be surprised to know that cacao bean naturally contains almost 400 separate aromas and 300 different flavors.

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