Compiled here is a list of interesting titbits that can be used to impress friends and family while enjoying one of your favourite pieces of Chocooze chocolate.
Here are some Fun-Facts of eating these glorious bundles of cocoa.
- It is reported that Napoleon carried chocolate with him on his military campaigns, and always ate it when he needed quick energy.
- Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. About 40 cocoa beans are contained in each cocoa pod.
- Ten percent of U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance of iron is found in one ounce of baking chocolate or cocoa.
- Just how much do you know about chocolate? Apart from it being addictive, did you know that it has less caffeine than coffee.
- Impress your friends with your knowledge of this wonderful and lovable substance and you can then proudly call yourself a knowledgeable chocolate-holic. :)
- Although chocolate is not an aphrodisiac, as the ancient Aztecs believed, chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love. Hence, heartbreak and loneliness are great excuses for chocolate overindulgence.
- Chocolate can be lethal to dogs. Theobromine, an ingredient that stimulates the cardiac muscle and the central nervous system, causes chocolate's toxicity. About two ounces of milk chocolate can be poisonous for a 10-lb puppy.
- Consumers spend more than $7 billion a year on chocolate.
- Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred.
- Chocolate has over 500 flavour components, more than twice the amount found in strawberry and vanilla.
- Once upon a time, money did grow on trees. Cocoa beans were used as currency by the Mayan and Aztec civilizations over 1400 years ago. When they had too much money to spend, they brewed the excess into hot chocolate drinks.
- The word "chocolate" comes from the Aztec word "xocolatl", which means "bitter water".
- Chocolate was originally only used as a beverage, and only served to men as chocolate contains PEA, which stimulates the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
- People in Denmark eat the most chocolate - about 30 pounds per person a year.
- Most women like to get chocolate instead of flowers on Valentine's Day - especially women over the age of 50.
- The melting point of cocoa butter is just below human body temperature - this is why chocolate melts in your mouth.
- Dental studies report that eating chocolate does not cause cavities.
- If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
- Chocolate in a blue wrapper won't sell in Shanghai or Hong Kong because the Chinese associate blue with death.
(Data Based on research and survey)