10 Fun Facts About Chocolate...

  1. White chocolate isn't technically chocolate as it contains no cocoa (powder/solids/mass/bean etc)
  2. The worlds largest chocolate bar weighed 5792kg.
  3. Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt just below human body temperature. Thats why chocolate melts in your mouth.
  4. For most of chocolates history, it was consumed as a bitter beverage rather than a sweet bite.
  5. Chocolate bars first became a thing in Britain 1847 when a father and son pressed a paste of cocoa powder and sugar into a bar shape. Cadbury then introduced his brand in 1849.
  6. Chocolate comes from a  fruit tree, its made from a seed.
  7. In Mayan times the cocoa bean was used as currency. It was considered to be worth more than gold.
  8. Us europeans love chocolate. The average Brit, Swiss or German eats 11kg on chocolate a year! (I wonder how much I consume?!)
  9. The chocolate chip cookie wasn't planned. chocolate chips were folded through cookie dough after running out of bakers chocolate thinking they would melt and be absorbed in cooking and create chocolate cookies. Instead they came out as chocolate chip. This idea was sold to Nestle, in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  10. Don't give your cats and dogs any chocolate! It's fatal. (I agree, this one isn't fun)