Fun Facts About Chocolate

There are so many weird and amazing fun facts about chocolate; it’s exciting to know which to hold and which to omit because of time considerations.
First of all, the Mayans used cacao beans as the coin as they thought that they were more expensive than gold dust. They managed the creation of roots so that their money wouldn’t attack.
White chocolate isn’t strictly talking chocolate. We have been working under the misapprehension for many years. Chocolate has to include cocoa solids, but white chocolate doesn’t have any in it. Alternatively, cocoa butter is used in the creation of white chocolate.
Europeans are the biggest fans of chocolate, considering the consumption of nearly half of the chocolate that is produced globally.
Where was the biggest chocolate bar produced? In the UK; it was made by Thornton’s for its installation. It was a record-breaker, weighing 5,792.50 kilograms.
Toblerone is so popular that if the number of bars sold each year were to be put an end to end, they would stretch to 62,000km. That’s more than the Earth’s circumference.
Chocolate contains theobromine which s a potent stimulant. If you overeat of it, it can prove fatal. However, you would have to eat around 22 pounds of the stuff in one sitting, which isn’t possible. Theobromine poisoning causes convulsions, heart failure, dehydration, and acute kidney damage.
Chocolate chip cookies, adored by many around the world, came into being because of an accident which occurred 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 firm in return for a lifetime’s supply of chocolate.
A pound of chocolate contains 400 cocoa beans, and a cacao tree will produce around 2,500 beans. The beans are the seeds of the cacao tree. These trees are delicate, and cocoa farmers lose about 30 per cent of their crop every year.
Most of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, with Cote d’Ivoire accounting for around 40 per cent of the world’s cacao supply.
Ancient people fermented the pods of the cacao beans to make drinks other than chocolate.
Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, used to drink 50 cups of chocolate a day. These were served to him in a golden chalice.
Every November in Germany, people celebrate Saint Martin’s Day with sweets and mugs of steaming hot chocolate.
How many of these fun facts did you already know? Comments are welcomed.

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