Just because you eat a lot of chocolate doesn’t make you an absolute expert on it. Here are some chocolate facts, which you ought to know before you consider yourself a true aficionado of everything that’s chocolate:
Chocolate Fact #1. Chocolate and Its Variants Dominate Surveys About Favorite Ice Cream Flavors.
You may have suspected that chocolate is the number one favorite when it comes to ice cream flavors, but numerous surveys have confirmed it regularly through the years. But in most top 10 lists of ice cream flavors, the other choco variants mentioned include Cookie Dough, Rocky Road, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, and Chocolate Peanut Butter. (The non-chocolate favorites are vanilla, cookies n’ cream, strawberry, pistachio, and mint—just in case you were wondering.)
Chocolate Fact #2. The Most Expensive Chocolate Is Worth More Than A Million Dollars.
In fact, if you have a million dollars to spend on this delicious creation, you need another half-a-million more to buy the Le Chocolate Collection. The chocolate comes from Lake Forest Confections, but the main reason for this rather inflated $1.5 million price tag is the addition of Simon Jewelers rings, earrings, and bracelets, which are studded with sapphires, emeralds, and diamonds.
There are other expensive chocolates out there with jewelry, or with some truffles added to boost the price. But if you think adding jewelry and truffles is cheating, then you can just buy yourself a Wispa Gold Wrapped Chocolate Bar, which is the world’s most expensive chocolate bar at $1628. The gold isn’t really cheating, because the gold wrapper is edible.
Chocolate Fact #3. Chocolates Are Poisonous to Your Pet Dog.
Just because you’re the heir to a multi-billion dollar fortune doesn’t mean you can feed your dog a million-dollar chocolate treat. That’ll just kill your pooch, and not because it’s not really safe to swallow a diamond-studded bracelet. Chocolate contains theobromine which, although is beneficial to the human cardiovascular system, is toxic for dogs. Two ounces of milk chocolate (which contains less cocoa liquor than dark chocolate) is enough to kill a 10-pound puppy. Now if you already know all this, you may not know that chocolate is also poisonous to parrots.
Chocolate Fact #4. Chocolates Do Not Cause Pimples.
Although the belief that chocolates cause pimples is a very popular myth, it’s actually not true. Just because teenagers were eating chocolate and getting pimples the next day doesn’t mean chocolate is the culprit—the fact that they’re teenagers may be the real reason. Just in case you’re not sure, this myth has been debunked by studies in University of Pennsylvania, as well as in the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. If you read an article which blames chocolate for acne, it’s time to click out, as the author may not be an actual expert on the subject.
Chocolate Fact #5. Next To The Swiss, The British Eat The Most Chocolate.
The Brits love their chocolate, even more so than their American cousins who consume about 11 pounds of chocolate a year per person. The average British subject eats a whopping 19 pounds a year, which tops almost everyone. As expected, the Swiss is #1 at 22 pounds a year.