My Very First Posted Trivia

Everybody loves chocolates, especially women, right? Personally, I really crave for chocolates... Just by posting this makes me drool...(lol)

Well, Here are some trivias about the well-loved sweet:

Note: Please read until the last word of this trivia. I promise you, you'll learn a lot just as I do.

Did You Know....

Why men are accustomed to giving chocolates to women, especially during courting stage? It's because chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.

  • A 1.5 oz. milk chocolate bar has only 220 calories, while a 1.75 oz. serving of potato chips has 230 calories?
  • A recent study indicates that when men crave for food, they tend to crave for fatty and salty foods but when women crave for food, they tend to desire chocolate.
  • Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world's almonds and 20 percent of the world's peanuts.
  • German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany. In 1852, Sam German developed a sweet baking bar for Baker's Chocolate Co. The product was named in honor of him -- Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate.
  • Hawaii is the only US state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.
  • One plain milk chocolate candy bar has more protein than a banana.
  • Per capita, the Irish eat more chocolate than Americans, Swedes, Danes, French, and Italians.
  • Pet parrots can eat virtually any common "people-food" except for chocolate and avocados. Both of these are highly toxic to the parrot and can be fatal.
  • The botanical name of the chocolate plant is Theobramba cacao, which means "Food of the Gods."
  • The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature -- which is why it literally melts in your mouth.
  • The term "white chocolate" is a misnomer. Under Fedaral Standards of Identity, real chocolate must contain chocolate liquor. "White" chocolate contains no chocolate liquor.
  • The theobromine in chocolate that stimulates the cardiac and nervous systems is too much for dogs, especially smaller pups. A chocolate bar is poisonous to dogs and can even be lethal.

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