10 Chocolate facts worth knowing!

Chocolate – 10 Facts about the ‘Cocoa Temptation’ “Nine out of ten people like Chocolate. The tenth person always lies!” Who isn’t tempted to at least try this sweet from heaven?! Let’s be honest here – we all love chocolate (some of us are even addicted!) and here’s a thing – there’s nothing bad about it! Actually, cardiologists say that if someone eats chocolate every day for at least 8 weeks, this might reduce the bad cholesterol with up to 5% and to normalize the blood pressure! So, go ahead and have some! There is always a lot to say about chocolate, but in this blog post we will try to cheer you up with some ‘choco’ facts!
  1. Did you know that chocolate comes from a fruit tree? It’s called Theobroma Cacao, which literally means “Food of the Gods”. 
  2. It has been estimated that people eat approximately ten thousand chocolate bars during their whole life!
  3. The delicious sweet is considered to be one of the best foods for a healthy heart!
  4. The valuable cocoa beans, from which chocolate is produced, have once been used as monetary units.
  5. A surprising fact is that 400 cocoa beans are needed for just one pound of chocolate!
  6. In Ancient times people fermented the pulp of the cacao pod in order to make beverages.
  7. The biggest chocolate ever made was 2500kg!
  8. Napoleon used to have a chocolate with himself during the military campaigns so that he could always provide himself with a source of energy.
  9. You know Alfred Hitchcock’s movie “Psycho”, right? Here’s something you probably didn’t know! It was not blood that was used during the famous scene under the shower – it was chocolate syrup!
  10. You have a pet? You better never give your furry buddy chocolate as it makes them sick! Good news is there’s more for you! 
Charles M. Schulz used to say: “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” So, let’s combine these two ‘ingredients’ and just enjoy life! By the way, you can find your favorite Greek chocolates by clicking here!


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