5 sweet facts about chocolate

Being one of the world's favorite foods, chocolate has been around for more than 2,000 years and played an important part in human history. If you like this iconic treat, read this article to find out if there are some chocolate facts you're still unaware of.

Did you enjoy these chocolate facts? Which one surprised you the most?

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  • pistachio nuts can spontaneously combust;
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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Simon Taylor
I love chocolate. If there was a chocolate bank, I would rob it.
Jun 19, 2020 10:57PM
Paula Salem
Considering climate change isn’t there another area that would have the right soil now to plant cocoa trees?
Jun 19, 2020 4:23PM
The surprise for me is that white chocolate is not chocolate.
Jun 25, 2020 6:51PM
Isagani Isidro Sogocio
I never knew that white chocolate is not chocolate. Thank you!
Jun 23, 2020 2:50AM
Charu Arya
Very informative
Jun 21, 2020 9:40PM
Andy Andrews
The climate change/extinction argument makes no sense. Whilst we may not be able, in the future, to grow cocoa in the areas where it is currently grown, as the climate heats up surely other areas of the world will fall into the correct climate category.
Jun 21, 2020 6:03PM
Joy Holbrook
Simon Taylor, can I drive the getaway car? Please?!
Jun 21, 2020 5:19PM
Madi Marven
Interesting,but I personally don't like chocolate,am aware that that makes me a freak!!!
Jun 21, 2020 8:09AM
Kathy Phillips
Good stuff
Jun 21, 2020 6:46AM
Jim Adams
PaulStan, Already got it, it’s called Carob.
Jun 21, 2020 1:26AM
Jim Adams
Paula Salem, Don’t worry Paula, if there’s one thing humans are good at it’s creating a way if the demand is great enough. As far as climate change goes, we just tied a record low temperature in N.E. Florida that has stood for over 100 years. How do the Climate Change Fanatics explain that one? Speaking of climate change, if you’re old enough to remember, what the ‘Ell happened to the Ice Age the climate change fanatics said was going to happen in the 1960s.
Jun 21, 2020 1:25AM
Jim Adams
There’s no technically to it, white chocolate just isn’t chocolate PEROID!
Jun 21, 2020 1:16AM
Allison Aspden
Interesting facts & history of chocolate!
Jun 20, 2020 10:43PM
Julie Allen
Mildred C Ford, White chocolate is typically made from a blend of cocoa butter, milk solids, sugar, milk fat and lecithin -- a fatty emulsifier that holds it all together. You could make it in a microwave using cocoa butter, powdered sugar and powdered milk (apparently).
Jun 20, 2020 9:14PM
Julie Allen
Joy Holbrook, Most of the world's cocoa is grown in a narrow belt 10 degrees either side of the Equator because cocoa trees grow well in humid tropical climates with regular rains and a short dry season. The trees need even temperatures between 21-23 degrees Celsius, with a fairly constant rainfall of 1000-2500mm per year.
Jun 20, 2020 9:10PM
Mary Tishmack
Good article. Dark chocolate is by far my favorite!
Jun 20, 2020 6:02PM
Oh my gosh, we will have to start producing synthetic chocolate!!
Jun 20, 2020 5:36PM

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