We all love chocolate, right?!
1 It takes about 400 cocoa beans to make just a pound of choc...
2 White chocolate isn't actually chocolate!
White chocolate doesn't contain chocolate liquor or cocoa solids, so it's not technically chocolate. (This writer still loves it though!)
3 It's been used as currency!
The Aztecs used cacao beans (what chocolate is made from!) as a form of currency.
4 Almost half the world's chocolate consumption is done by Europeans
Apparently the average Swiss, German or Brit eats about 11kg of chocolate every year!
5 Chocolate actually relaxes you!
Apparently the smell of chocolate increases relaxation-triggering theta brain waves... Who knew?!
6 The tree that chocolate comes from is called 'Food of the Gods'
The cacao tree's scientific name is 'Theobroma cacao' which translates to 'cacao, food of the Gods'!
7 Chocolate is sophisticated...
Compared to red wine which has about 200 flavour compounds, chocolate contains over 600 - giving off a distinct aroma. Yum!
8 You are one smart cookie...
Ruth Wakefield, creator of the chocolate chip cookie, sold her recipe to Nestle. Instead of money, Ruth wanted a lifetime supply of chocolate. Understandable.