Fun Facts About Chocolate
You would have to eat more than a dozen Hershey Bars to get the amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee.
A favorite dish of the Aztecs was roast turkey with chocolate gravy.
The best selling candy bar in the U.S. is Snickers.
Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts.
Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Psycho.
White chocolate contains no caffeine.
Half of Americans choose what chocolate they eat by the shape of the piece.
American chocolate manufacturers use about 1.5 billion pounds of milk—only surpassed by the cheese and ice cream industries.
On his fourth voyage to the New World, in 1502, Christopher Columbus was the first European to taste chocolate.
In soda fountain slang, a "bucket of mud" is a bowl of chocolate ice cream.
In a recent survey, 70 percent of female respondents said they would rather have chocolate than sex.
Chocolate first appeared on film when Jean Harlow ate candy in the 1933 comedy Dinner at Eight.
Sixty-three percent of Americans say they can't resist buying a chocolate for themselves when buying chocolates for someone else.
The average American eats about 10 pounds of chocolate a year. The Swiss average 20 pounds a year.
It takes 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate.
Nabisco uses more than 37 million pounds of chocolate a year to make Chips Ahoy cookies.
The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
Chocolate was once considered a temptation of the devil.
Vanilla is used to make chocolate.
Of all cookies baked in the United States, 25 percent are chocolate chip.
A national survey showed 80 percent of U.S. teachers in grades kindergarten through eighth grade have received chocolate as a gift from their students.
There are 96 Hershey's Kisses in one pound.
The factory in Hackettstown, New Jersey which makes M&Ms produces 300 million M&Ms a day or about 100 billion M&Ms a year.
Consumers spend more than $7 billion a year on chocolate.
U.S. consumers eat 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate annually, representing nearly half of the world's supply.
Chocolate can be lethal to dogs.
Each Hershey's Kiss is wrapped in five square inches of foil wrap.
Napoleon carried chocolate with him on his military campaigns, and always ate it when he needed quick energy.
Chocolate in a blue wrapper won't sell in Shanghai or Hong Kong because the Chinese associate blue with death.