Can you tell, what is the most popular sweet in the world? The answer is Chocolate. According to World Cocoa Foundation, the total consumption to chocolate around globe is 3 million tons.
What is chocolate?
In Greek Chocolate means ‘fruit of the Gods’. Chocolate grows as a fruit on tree called Theobroma cacao and these trees are found in abundance on banks of Amazon and Orinoco River. There are three types of chocolate exits including Dark, milk and white chocolate.
Here we are listing 17 amazing facts about chocolate you don’t know.
1-There is a Chocolate River
Well it exists. In 1971, a renowned chocolate river was found in Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory and Augustus Gloop almost drowned in it. The film was made 15000 gallons of water mixed with chocolate and cream.
2-Chocolate had been used as money
During Mayan times, Cocoa beans got lot more importance and had worth more than gold dust. Thus cocoa beans were also used as currency.
Moreover, the cultivation of cocoa beans was banned to maintain its value in market.