There are so many weird and wonderful fun facts about chocolate, it’s difficult to know which to include and which to omit because of space considerations.
First of all, the Mayans used cacao beans as currency as they believed that they were more valuable than gold dust. They controlled the production of beans so that their currency wouldn’t depreciate in value.
White chocolate isn’t strictly speaking chocolate. We have been labouring under a misapprehension for many years. Chocolate has to contain cocoa solids, but white chocolate doesn’t have any in it. Instead, cocoa butter is used in the production of white chocolate.
Europeans are the biggest fans of chocolate, accounting for the consumption of nearly half of the chocolate that is produced globally.
Where was the biggest chocolate bar produced? In the UK; it was made by Thornton’s for its centenary. It was a record breaker, weighing 5,792.50 kilograms.
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