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Chocolate Facts

Did you know that you would have to eat more than a dozen ‪‎chocolate ‬bars to get the same amount of ‪caffeine‬ from a cup of ‪‎coffee‬?

Did you know cacao trees live up to 200 years, but they produce marketable cocoa beans for only 25 years?

Did you know there are an estimated 1.5 million cocoa farms in West Africa?

Did you know that Hawaii is the only place in the US that grows cacao (cocoa).

Did you know that dark chocolate is more filling than milk chocolate. You need less to satisfy you.

Did you know that the smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation.

Did you know that white chocolate isn't technically chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.

Did you know that It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate.

Did you know that M&Ms were created in 1941 as a means for soldiers to enjoy chocolate without it melting.

Did you know that the world's largest chocolate bar weighed 2,770 lb.

Did you know that eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.

Did you know that the scientific name for the tree that chocolate comes from, Theobroma cacao, means "food of the Gods”.

Did you know that chocolate has over 600 flavor compounds, while red wine has just 200.

Did you know that the ancient Maya are believed to be the first people to regularly grow cacao trees and drink chocolate. The Aztecs got it later, but they had to trade for cacao because they couldn't grow the trees. In fact, chocolate was consumed as a liquid, not a solid, for 90% of its history.

Did you know that chocolate gives you a more intense mental high and gets your heart pounding more than kissing does. Smooches!

Did you know that chocolate milk is an effective post-workout recovery drink.

Did you know that there will be more chocolate facts to come?