7 Chocolate Facts


Chocolate is one of the most beloved food product in the world. How can one not love chocolate? We eat it to help out with our sweet tooth, we use it to calm down when we are nervous, we use it to create amazing and delicious cakes, and least but not last, we use it to complete a perfect gift for the loved ones. I am sure that many of you eat chocolate on a daily basis, or at least a few times a week. So, here are 7 chocolate facts that I found really fascinating. Maybe you haven't even heard of some of them.



Simply the smell of chocolate triggers the theta brain waves. These theta brain waves represent deep relaxation and a state of creative inspiration. I don't know about you, but I certainly feel more relaxed and creative after eating chocolate.




I am sure you heard and you've eaten M&M candies. But did you know how they were designed and why? They were initially created in 1941, for the American soldiers to be able to enjoy on duty (in warm climates) the amazing taste of chocolate, without it melting. Moreover, during World War II, M&M's were sold exclusively to the military.
The largest chocolate bar was created in the UK, in 2011. It weighed 5792 kg (12770lb/4.48oz). That is huge, and that's why they made it into the Guinness Worlds Records.


The scientific name of the cocoa tree is Theobroma, which basically means "food of the gods". I think we can all agree that this sounds about right!
And about this scientific name Theobroma, did you know that chocolate can be poisoning for dogs? Do you know why? Chocolate has a component named Theobromine. Humans can easily process this component, but for dogs, it isn't so easy to process Theobromine. Therefore, they can
accumulate in their body a surplus of this component, and it can be deadly poisoning for them.

Do you know where the cocoa trees grow? I have to say that I did not know for sure until I did my research to write this post (shame on me!). Cocoa trees grow in Western Africa. One of the largest resources is Cote d'Ivoire, but I also have to mention Ghane, Nigeria, and Cameroon which are also big cocoa production regions. Unfortunately, there were some discussions about the slave labor in these areas.

And finally, the big question: is chocolate good for our health? Recent studies show that cocoa is indeed very good for our health. That is why specialists recommend eating dark chocolate, which has over 70% cocoa. But this shall be another topic, for another post.
I don't know about you, but I was surely impressed by these 7 chocolate curiosities. Let me know what you think, and don't forget to share/pin.



44 comments :

  1. Hands up! I am a chocoholic! I’m not addicted to it and I could definitely go without it but quite frankly I don’t want to! I don’t touch sweets, crisps, donuts or biscuits and never even crave sugars like that but I do LOVE chocolate! I mean it just makes me feel goooood!!

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  2. I am definitely a chocoholic, but it has to be milk chocolate for me. I don't like the bitter taste of dark chocolate. My sister doesn't eat chocolate which I've always thought was odd. I think I am most impressed by the history of M&Ms, I had no idea!

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  3. Love chocolate in any form. I even like my coffee mocha...so you can guess! lol
    This looks so yummy and delicious.

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  4. Cocoa also grows in south and central america and mexico!

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  5. I'm actually not really a chocolate person, but every so often I get a major craving for dark chocolate!!

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  6. interesting facts! Yep I'm a dark chocolate fan, and have it under the guise of "health reasons" lol!

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  7. Thanks for the info! I am going to use that next time someone tells me it’s bad for me! Hahaha. But seriously I had no idea about the theta waves that’s really cool!

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  8. I'm a fan of chocolate. I eat chocolate when I happy or sad. It's really delicious.

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  9. Chocolate is definitely a weakness of mine, I love it! I actually did know the reason M&Ms were created.

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  10. I am a huge chocolate lover! It has been really hard because my husband and I are on a sugar fast for a year (expect holidays) and there are some days I really want chocolate!

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  11. Mmm this chocolate looks so good. I am on a diet at the moment, but I would love some chocolate right now x

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  12. OH how awesome is this?? I love chocolate. I definitely have to try to use it in more things! Thanks so much!

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  13. This made me start craving chocolate all of a sudden. It looks delicious!

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  14. My guilty pleasures! Ive been trying to stay away from sweets butalways love indulging my chocolatey cravings with dark chocolate... How cute are those chocolate flowers~!

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  15. Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs
    I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be
    interesting to read through articles from other writers and practice a little something from other
    sites.

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  16. I love dark chocolate, I have never thought about where the trees grow. Interesting read, thanks for sharing!

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  17. Did not know about the M and M's origin. Chocolate does have it's pluses though. lol

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  18. I do have my moments where all I want to eat is chocolate. Didn’t know most of these information. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Great facts, didn't knew about M&M designed initially for soldiers to have some sweet fun. Yes, COCOA is indeed great for health, but dark chocolates are the ones which are good. The normal ones with lots of sugars do no good to our bodies.

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  20. Wow,thanks for this informative post! Now we can enjoy eating chocolates guilt free (in moderation of course) 😊

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  21. Interesting fact about m&m's and why they were created. Love the smell of chocolate especially chocolate orange.

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  22. Chocolate will always be my weakness! I think it's awesome that you're sharing all these facts about it. I definitely learned more things about this classic favorite thanks to your post!

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  23. Well now I need to break open my chocolate drawer and eat a piece while re-reading this post! I am addicted and I didn't even know half of these!

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  24. I didn't know most of the facts you mentioned in the post. I love dark chocolates and this gave me more reasons to have it :)

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  25. I love chocolate but try not to eat it so much. I’ve switched to just 💯 % cacao or nibs.

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  26. Chocolate is pretty amazing. I didn't realize the UK created the biggest chocolate bar. I did know that dark chocolate was better for you than milk although my daughter prefers milk for sure.

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  27. Very interesting facts about chocolate, M&M's being made for soldiers was one I was not aware of. I am actually one of those rare few who is not a big fan of chocolate, unless it's paired with peanut butter and/or caramel.

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  28. Really interesting facts. I know 70% of chocolate cocoa is healthy in small doses. My problem is I can not stop when I go to eat it.

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  29. Spot on with this write-up, I seriously believe
    this site needs a lot more attention. I'll probably be returning to see more,
    thanks for the info!

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  30. We can't be friends if you don't like chocolate. Just kidding. What a cute and fun read, especially the info on M&M's ..my favorite!

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  31. i love chocolate thank you for sharing
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  32. Hi,

    I too like dark brown chocolate.

    Regards

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  33. I love chocolate and never knew that fact about M &M’s! That was very interesting! My fave is a very dark chocolate.

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  34. What interesting facts about chocolate. I love chocolate in pretty much anything!

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  35. They are so cute to look at. The color is greatly choco-like.

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  36. I love that the cocoa tree's name means "food for the gods". Seems right to me! I love chocolate so much, it takes a lot of willpower not to eat some every day!

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  37. I do love chocolate and loved to read this!

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  38. I love chocolates! Your photos make me hungry!!

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  39. I can understand why this would be named food for the Gods, it's one of my favorite things to eat. My mom was strict about buying chocolate so when I moved out I went a little crazy with it, lol. I've always loved chocolate of every kind and now I know more than I did about chocolate.

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  40. I have to admit am a chocoholic. I once eat the whole jar of nuttella with a spoon. Please dont't judge me

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  41. What a cool post! These are some cool facts. It was nice reading this. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  42. All I saw was "chocolate is good for your health". Enough said. Off to buy some chocolate.

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  43. I love love love chocolate. Now, I can tell my husband that I am increasing my health when I eat it ;) He won't believe me so I will show him your post! I finally convinced him about how essential oils increase your health...now on to chocolate :D

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