10 Facts about chocolate

Posted by Olivia on 18th Mar 2014

Here are just a few more facts around the wonderful product which is Chocolate

  • It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450 gr.) of chocolate.
  • The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation, it tastes pretty good too.
  • White Chocolate isn't technically Chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.
  • The inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie sold the idea to Nestle in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
  • M&Ms were created in 1941 as a means for U S soldiers to enjoy chocolate without it melting.
  • The World's Largest Chocolate Bar Weighed 5,792 kg (12,770 lb)
  • Chocolate millionaire, Milton Hershey, cancelled his reservations for the Titanic due to last minute business matters
  • Chocolate Coins are a Christmas tradition from the 16th century, inspired by the deeds of Saint Nicholas in the 4th century.
  • Cadbury's Freddo chocolate bar was invented by Harry Melbourne an 18 year old MacRobertson's employee in 1967!
  • Did you know that Jazzies are not classed as chocolate, but are classed as candy as they do not contain cocoa in the ingredients.