We all love chocolates, don’t we?

Chocolate is a food made from the seeds of a cacao tree. It is used in many desserts like pudding, cakes, candy, and ice cream. It can be a solid form like a candy bar or it can be in a liquid form like hot chocolate.

here are some chocolate facts that we bet you don’t know?

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Nutella spread, in its earliest form, was created in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, there was very little chocolate because cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing.

So Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which are plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy (northwest), to extend the chocolate supply.

SOURCE: NUTELLA

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SOURCE: FACTS.RANDOM HISTORY

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SOURCE: DO SOMETHING.ORG

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A flavor combination you never craved before will soon be a reality. Coming any day to a Target store near you: Lay’s Wavy Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate. I am not making this up. The salty-sweet snack is a limited edition holiday offering, scheduled only through the new year, but if it were to sell well, Lay’s would consider adding it to their regular lineup. The company cites the rising popularity of salty-sweet snacks as its inspiration, such as pretzels dipped in chocolate. The combination of sweet and salty is understandable -after all, that’s the magic behind Reece’s Cups. But in this case, the combination is not just sugar and salt. It’s chocolate and potato!

SOURCE: NEATAROMA & UPROXX

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Ruth Wakefield invented the Toll House brand of chocolate chip cookies. Ruth Graves Wakefield graduated from the Framingham State Normal School Department of Household Arts in 1924. She worked as a dietitian and lectured on food, until, together with her husband she bought a tourist lodge named the Toll House Inn.

Ruth Wakefield prepared the recipes for the meals served to the guests at the Inn and gained local notoriety for her deserts.

One of her favorite recipes was for Butter Drop Do cookies. The recipe called for the use of baker’s chocolate and one day Ruth found herself without the needed ingredient. She substituted a semi-sweet chocolate bar cut up into bits. However, unlike the baker’s chocolate, the chopped up chocolate bar did not melt completely, the small pieces only softened.

As it so happened the chocolate bar had been a gift from Andrew Nestle of the Nestle Chocolate Company. As the Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe became popular, sales of Nestle’s semi-sweet chocolate bar increased. Andrew Nestle and Ruth Wakefield struck a deal. Nestle would print the Toll House Cookie recipe on its packaging and Ruth Wakefield would have a lifetime supply of Nestle chocolate.

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Chocolate is definitely bad news in quantity. It contains high levels of theobromine, a powerful stimulant of the central nervous system. Theobromine poisoning can cause heart failure, seizures, acute kidney damage and dehydration. A lethal dosage of chocolate for a human being is about 22lb (or 40 bars of Dairy Milk). On the other hand, one Smartie would be enough to kill a robin or a blackbird.

SOURCE: TELEGRAPH

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More than 500,000 stamps have been printed on special paper imbued with the aroma of cocoa and covered in a varnish to look and smell like chocolate.

The five limited edition stamps from the Belgian post office Bpost celebrate the country’s renowned chocolatiers and feature chocolate in all its forms.

A team of fragrance and taste experts from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland were involved in creating the collection.

BBC News visited the printing press as the stamps rolled off, to find out just what went into producing them.

SOURCE: BBC

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In 1912, the Hersheys were booked to travel on the ill-fated British luxury liner RMS Titanic. They canceled their reservations at the last minute due to business matters requiring Hershey’s attention. The cancellation is often incorrectly attributed to Kitty Hershey falling ill, but by this time, she had been ill for several years.Instead, they booked passage to New York on the German luxury liner SS Amerika. The former Hershey Museum displayed a copy of the check Milton Hershey wrote to the White Star Line as a deposit for a first-class stateroom on the Titanic. This copy is now located in the archives of The Hershey Story museum, which replaced the original Hershey Museum.

SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA

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The largest chocolate bar weighed 5,792.50 kg (12,770 lb 4.48 oz) and was created by Thorntons plc (UK) in Alfreton, Derbyshire, UK on 7 October 2011. The chocolate bar measured 4.0 m (13 ft 1.48 in) by 4.0 m (13 ft 1.48 in) by 0.35 m (1 ft 1.78 in). The ingredients were sugar, dried whole milk powder, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, butter oil, emulsifier.

SOURCE: GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

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White chocolate is a chocolate derivative. It commonly consists of cocoa butter, sugar, and milk solids and is characterized by a pale yellow or ivory appearance. The melting point of cocoa butter, its primary cocoa bean component, is high enough to keep white chocolate solid at room temperature.

SOURCE : WIKIPIDEA