9 Facts about Chocolate I bet you didn’t know!
01 Feb 17

9 Facts about Chocolate I bet you didn’t know!

If you’re anything like me then I’m sure you eat some form of chocolate every single day! 

Most of the time I just put it in my mouth and eat it without a second thought but sometimes I find myself asking questions like ‘who invented chocolate?’

So I decided to have a quick look on the internet and came across some fun chocolate facts that I thought I’d share with you all!

  1. In the 1850s, Englishman Joseph Fry invented the world’s first solid chocolate.

  2. In 1875, Daniel Peter and Henri Nestlé added condensed milk to solid chocolate, creating the first milk chocolate bar.

  3. White chocolate isn't technically chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.

  4. It takes approximately 400 cocoa beans to make one pound (453g of chocolate).

  5. The inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie sold the idea to Nestlé Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

  6. The world's largest chocolate bar weighed 12,770 lb (approx: 5,792.50 kg) and was made in Derbyshire!

  7. Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.

  8. A lethal dose of chocolate for a human being is about 5.32 kg (of dark chocolate).

  9. Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt just below human body temperature.  That's why chocolate melts in your mouth.

Now, I’m sure next time you share a chocolate pizza with your friend you will find yourself saying something like, ‘I bet you didn’t know that white chocolate isn’t technically chocolate... ’

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