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Fun Facts what About the beautiful chocolate bouquet
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Fun Facts what About the beautiful chocolate bouquet 

Chocolate – one word to leave every one of us salivating! Regardless of which age group we belong to, chocolates are something no one can ever deny. But how many of us actually know about chocolates enough? We just like to relish them to our heart’s delight, right? This is why we bring you this article to help you brush up/ increase your chocolate knowledge.

Read on to find out some fun facts about chocolate.

Europeans are said to be the most consumer of chocolates in the world.

They are said to consume half of the entire chocolate produced globally, every year.

Mayans used cocoa beans as their currency.

They believed it to be even more precious than gold dust. They tried to control the production of cacao beans so that their currency’s value doesn’t end up getting depreciated.

White chocolate is not chocolate at all. Chocolates contain cocoa solids, but white chocolates don’t seem to have these as their ingredients. Rather cocoa milk is used to produce white chocolate.

The biggest chocolate bar was produced in the UK by Thornton for its centenary. It holds a special record for weighing 5,792.50 kilograms.

Toblerones are considered to be one of the best selling chocolate bars. If the bars are placed end to end each year, then it would stretch to 62,000km which is even more than Earth’s circumference.

Ever heard of a chocolate bouquet? Gifting companies all around the world have come up with an exciting range of chocolate gifts which happens to be a bouquet (just like the ones made with flowers) arranged with chocolates, in place of flowers. It is one of the best selling gifts of this generation.

Chocolate can be fatal too as it contains a compound called theobromine which happens to be a very powerful stimulant.

It is said theobromine poisoning causes seizures, heart failure, dehydration, and acute kidney damage.

The invention of chocolate chips was an accident.

It was said, Ruth Wakefield ran out of cooking chocolate and ended up using the bits and pieces of chocolate in her biscuit batter. That’s when Nestles came across this idea and she later sold this recipe to them.

Around 400 cocoa beans are extracted to make a pound of chocolate.

These cocoa beans are in fact the seeds.

 Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa accounts for producing most of the chocolate globally.

Approximately 40 percent of the entire chocolate produce received globally comes from this place.

Steaming hot chocolate kicks in the right amount of festive spirit for all the Germans around Saint Martin’s Daytime.

It was said that Montezuma, the Aztec emperor drank approximately 50 cups of chocolate every day when served to him in a golden chalice.

 Chocolate day is celebrated on the 7th of July, annually. Other than that, National Milk Chocolate Day is celebrated on July 28, whereas International Chocolate Day is on September 13, and National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day is on November 7.

Authentic chocolate is fully made with vegetarian ingredients.

*Phew* all the vegetarian people breathe sighs of relief.

  1. Hot chocolate happens to be the first chocolate sweet dessert item that was ever made.
  2. Chocolate is a well-known aphrodisiac and has many health benefits too.
  3. Spanish people were the ones who popularised chocolate as they visited Europe post its invention.
  4. Cocoa and cacao can be used interchangeably to refer to chocolate beans in general.

So now tell us how many of these facts you already knew before? Hope you all had a good time reading these facts about chocolate. Now grab a bar of chocolate and satiate your chocolate cravings, right away.

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