Facts of Chocolate

Facts of Chocolate

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The World’s Largest Chocolate Bar Weighed 5,792 kg (12,770 lb).
  • The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.
  • It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound (450 gr.) of chocolate.
  • Every second, Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate.
  • The World’s Largest Chocolate Bar Weighed 5,792 kg (12,770 lb).

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  • Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.
  • Chocolate can sicken and even kill dogs.
  • Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.
  • A lethal dose of chocolate for a human being is about 22 lbs., or 40 Hershey bars.
  • The average chocolate bar contains 8 insect parts.

 

  • Cats can get sick or die from eating chocolate.
  • Nutella was invented during WW2, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply.
  • 100 pounds of chocolate are eaten in the U.S. every second.
  • Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F, just below human body temperature. That’s why chocolate melts in your mouth.
  • When it Comes to Coughs, Chocolate Is More Effective than Codeine.

 

  • Scientists can reduce the fat in chocolate by 20% by passing it through an electric field.
  • Kit Kat is produced worldwide by Nestlé, except in the U.S. where their competitor, Hershey makes them.
  • People who eat dark chocolate are less likely to be depressed, a large study found.
  • How you serve food and drink matters in the perception of taste. Hot chocolate tastes better in orange cups, scientists found.
  • Belgium produces an amazing 220,000 tons of chocolate per year. Brussels International Airport is one of the world’s largest selling points of chocolate.

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