A World of Chocolate: it's everywhere!

Did you know chocolate was invented by the ancient Mayans and Aztecs?  Their chocolate was in the form of a bitter drink that was often flavored with chilies.  They used chocolate beans as a currency. 

When Columbus returned to Spain with some cocoa beans, no one knew how to use them in a receipe.

Chocolate affects your brain and body

Depressed people will eat about 55% more chocolate than those who aren't depressed. The smell of chocolate will make people feel relaxed.

Eating dark chocolate every day may reduce the risk of heart disease, lower cholesterol and prevent cognitive decline.  Pass the chocolate!

"Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world's perfect food!"--Michael Levine

That's a lot of chocolate.

It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate. After the beans have been fermented, dried, roasted and crushed, they are mixed with vanilla and other ingredients to make the chocolate treats that people like so much.

The world's largest chocolate bar weighted 12,770 pounds which would have taken approximately 5.1 million cocoa beans to make.

Chocolate kisses are produced in huge quantities by the Hershey Company, about 80 million every day!

YUMMY what could enyone do without chocolate!

It's melting!

Chocolate will melt at body temperature and people describe chocolate as their favorite flavor, maybe the melt-in-your-mouth sensation is what they enjoy.

Mar's Inc.is one of the biggest candy manufacturers in the world. It is the best known for making M&M's, Snickers, Milky Way, and Three Musketeers.--M&M Mars Candy Makers by Joanne Mattern

M&Ms were invented in 1941.  They melt in your mouth and people enjoy that but without the mess most chocolate bars create.

You Can Quote Me!

"Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands-and then eat just one of the pieces."--Judith Viorst

Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there's no need to involve your brain." --Dave Berry

"There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate."--Linda Grayson