The chocolate tree’s scientific name is called Theobroma cocoa or “food of the gods” in Greek.
The average chocolate bar contains 8 insect parts. And it is deemed safe according to FDA guideline. According to the U.S Food and Drug Administration, “most foods have natural contaminants in them, but there are levels which the FDA deems safe. Anything more than 60 insect pieces per 100 grams of chocolate is rejected by the FDA.
There is a pill that makes farts smell like chocolate.
German chocolate cake isn’t German. It is named for Sam German, an American baker.
Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply
The famous chocolate river Augustus Gloop almost drowned in the original Willy Wonka And the Chocolate Factory film was made with 15,000 gallons of water mixed with chocolate and cream. With all the cream, the river spoiled fairly quickly and the cast revealed it left a terrible smell.
In Mayan time, the cocoa bean was used as currency as it was considered to be worth more than gold dust. Cultivation of the bean was restricted so the value of cocoa beans as money would not go down.
Hershey’s Kisses got their name from the kissing sound the machine that deposits the chocolate on conveyor belt makes.
Ben and Jerry made the World’s first batch of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream in 1984.
Chocolate milk is an effective post-workout recovery drink. Yep, you read it right!
Chocolate is not all bad for your teeth. It turns out that theobromine, an organic molecule that occurs naturally in cocoa, can help strengthen tooth enamel. And it works as an anti-bacterial agent!
Chocolate is a reliable energy booster! Unlike sugary energy drinks, chocolate won’t lead to a crash a few hour later because it contains caffeine and theobromine. The darker the chocolate, the more the energy you will get.