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Published 2018-07-20
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Amazing facts about chocolate

We guess that you eat chocolate on a daily basis in various combinations, as a cup of hot chocolate, chocolate bars or just cakes and anything with a sweet flavor. Well, a lot of people can't imagine their lives without this tasty ingredient, even if it's not entirely healthy. Whether you love it or not, you can always find some interesting facts that are connected with chocolate. It seems that this sweet thing hides a lot of amazing mysteries that can surprise not only its lovers but simply everyone! Are you ready to discover them?

Chocolate has over 600 flavor compounds, red wine has only 200

Cacao was once used as currency

Cacao trees can live up to 200 years

Do you remember Psycho's famous shower scene? The blood was actually chocolate syrup

The chocolate industry earns about $110 billion per year

The word "chocolate" comes from the Aztec word "xocoatl"

In 1947 hundreds of Canadian children went on strike... because the price of a chocolate bar was increased from 5 to 8 cents!

American people buy even 58 million pounds of chocolate on Valentine's Day! Every year!

More than two-thirds of the world's cocoa comes from Africa

The Aztec emperor Montezuma II was drinking more than 50 cups of chocolate! Every day!

Soldiers were once paid in chocolate! It was during the Revolutionary War

Even eight insect parts are usually found in a bar of chocolate, according to the Food and Drug Administration...

Chocolate gets your heart pounding more than kissing does

The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie decided to sell her cookie recipe to Nestle in return for supply of chocolate for her whole life

The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847

The biggest chocolate bar ever weighed over 12,770 pounds!

The most precious chocolate bar in the world is a 100-year-old Cadbury's chocolate and it was sold for $687 at auction in 2001

There is a little caffeine in chocolate - about 10 milligrams

A British study discovered that 70% of people would reveal their passwords in return for a chocolate bar!

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