Fun Facts about Chocolates

Facts about Chocolate

Even though we don’t really need reasons to love chocolates or eat one, the following facts may just help you learn more about these irresistible treats and will surely make you want to grab one right away.

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Chocolate is a product of cacao beans that grows in pod-like fruits on tropical cacao trees.

1. The cacao, or cocoa, beans do not just magically turn into chocolates; it takes quite the processing.

2. Cacao beans have an intense bitter taste, which is why they are processed.

3. Every Chocolate are made from cacao beans that are roasted, cracked, winnowed and processed in to these sweet delights.

4. It takes two to four days to make a single-serving chocolate bar.

5. It takes about a year for a cocoa tree to produce enough pods to make about 10 small-sized chocolate bars.

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Hot Chocolate Was the First Chocolate Treat, Not the Bars: Then Came Our Favourite Chocolate Bars

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Stress Busters That Really Aren't!

Chocolates are known to be stress-busters, relaxants and aphrodisiacs, as they increase serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain.

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White Chocolates Are Not Chocolates

One of the main components of any chocolate is cacao, or cocoa, beans, whereas, white chocolates are made using cream or other dairy products and sugar, and may contain less than 10 per cent of chocolate liqueur.

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Dark chocolates, in fact, is known to have various health benefits, thanks to the presence of about 70 per cent cocoa that comes packed with nutritious antioxidants.

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Chocolates are not meant for Pets.

Chocolate can make dogs and cats ill–meaning no tastings for your furry friend, and more for you.

Chocolates and cocoa products may be dangerous for your pet as it contains a toxic component called Theo bromine. While humans can easily metabolise this component, it takes time for the pets to process, which only builds up to the toxicity.

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Chocolates Can Help Prevent Tooth Decay

The antibacterial agents in cocoa beans tend to inhibit the growth of these bacteria and prevent tooth decay. Choose to eat dark chocolate as it contains more cocoa. However, this doesn’t mean you eat chocolate daily.

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MILK CHOCOLATE WAS INVENTED IN SWITZRLAND

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Daniel Peter created milk chocolate in the year 1875.

It is known that it took him eight years to get to this recipe. Condensed milk ended up becoming the key ingredient.

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THE FIRST CHOCOLATE BAR WAS MADE IN ENGLAND

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COCOA AND CACAO ARE THE SAME THING.

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Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt around 93° F, just below the human body temperature. That’s why chocolate melts so easily on your tongue.

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Now you may know how many roles these sweet treats play in our life, and the best part is that one doesn’t really need any special occasion to eat one.

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Alina, is passionate about food (especially desserts), books, DIY + coffee! Living in the UAE, she is an Interior Design by degree, also a mom to an adorable 8-year-old girl. She’s not on social media but you can reach her via her email: theclumsypenguin@hotmail.com