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9 Fun and Interesting Facts About Chocolate

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Do you live and breathe chocolate? We can relate. But did you know these wacky things about chocolate?

 

The blood in Psycho’s famous shower scene was actually chocolate syrup.

Here’s a little movie industry secret: chocolate syrup looks more blood like than blood does when filming a black and white movie. That’s why chocolate syrup was used in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic horror film. He felt it had the best viscosity on screen to resemble blood.

psycho shower scene

 

Ever wonder how M&Ms got their start?

M&M’s were invented by Forest Mars, Sr, so soldiers could carry chocolate with them when the weather was hot. He borrowed the idea from the Spanish Civil War when he saw troops eating smarties, which was chocolate covered in a shell.

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Chocolate melts in your mouth, not in your hand.

Chocolate is the only edible substance to melt at just below human body temperature, so it truly does melt in your mouth!

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Chocolate is inspirational.

One of the greatest film quotes of all time was from Forrest Gump, “My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

jacques torres chocolate box

 

The smell of chocolate in bookstores increases sales.

Isn’t that crazy? A 2013 study out of Belgium found that the scent of chocolate in a bookstore made customers spend more time browsing. Overall book sales increased, especially romance novels and books that had to do with food.

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Is there a proper way to eat a chocolate bunny?

Which part do you eat first?

76% of Americans say the ears of the chocolate bunnies should be eaten first.

5% think its the feet.

4% think the tail should be first to go.

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Ever wonder why the movie was called “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” instead of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” like the book?

The movie was financed by Quaker Oats. They changed the name of the film to promote the Wonka Bar candy.

willy wonka

 

Have you ever dreamed of the biggest chocolate bar EVER?

We have. The largest chocolate bar weighed 12,770 lbs and 4.48 oz and was made in the United Kingdom. We’d like to eat it all in one sitting. How about you?

largest chocolate bar in the world

 

White chocolate isn’t really chocolate.

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but white chocolate isn’t really chocolate because it doesn’t contain any cocoa solids. It’s actually the cocoa butter and not the bean.

white chocolate

 

Still in need of more chocolate? We can help. Check out our Chocolate Tour of Brooklyn and satisfy your sweet tooth while learning more great facts like these about chocolate!.

 

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