It’s world chocolate day: Chocoholics! Are you listening?

7 July marks World Chocolate Day: Why is it the best creation?

7 July is celebrated as World Chocolate Day, and today you can freely celebrate your love for all things Chocolate.

Yes, you heard it right! The entire world is celebrating chocolate day today. Well, it’s almost impossible to say ‘no’ to chocolates, isn’t it?

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A brief history of World Chocolate Day

The day is sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day and has been commercially celebrated since 2009. It is believed the day was to celebrate the introduction of Chocolate to Europe in 1550. Chocolate is made from beans derived from the cacao tree. These beans are very bitter, so the cocoa solids and the cocoa butter have added sugar and some other ingredients to make the Chocolate available to the general public.

Unknown Facts about Chocolate

Chocolate Day

So, on this delicious day, we have come up with some unknown facts about Chocolate:

1. Chocolate is lower in caffeine than tea, coffee, and coca-cola. A one-ounce bar of Chocolate contains about 6 mg of caffeine. In contrast, a five-ounce cup of regular coffee contains over 40mg.

2. Chocolate contains antioxidants that may help prevent cancer and heart disease.

3. In 1842, Cadbury’s in England created the world’s first chocolate bar.

4. It is widely believed that chocolate consumption releases a chemical into your body similar to what is produced when you are in love.

5. Chocolates are not meant for animals. It is poisonous for them.

6. Chocolate comes from the Aztec word “xocoatl,” which refers to the bitter, spicy drink the Aztecs made from cacao beans.

7. During the Revolutionary Wars, soldiers were sometimes paid for chocolates.

8. Hershey’s Kisses got its name from the kissing sound the machine deposits the Chocolate on the conveyor belt.

9. Interestingly, the inventor of Chip Cookie, Ruth Wakefield, sold her cookie recipe to Nestle in exchange for a lifetime supply of Chocolate.

10. Notably, there is a rare fourth kind of chocolate in addition to the classic milk, dark, and white varieties: Blond Chocolate.

11. The first chocolate bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry.

12. The chocolate industry is worth approximately $110 billion per year.

13. German Chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany; it’s named after its inventor, Sam German.

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Radhika Srivastava

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