This September 13 a special date is celebrated and especially for all those who love sweet things. On Chocolate Day 2021 , and coinciding on this day with the birth of the writer Roald Dahl, author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we highlight some of the most curious facts about chocolate that you probably did not know.
Well, this cocoa has several versions, but know that the healthiest is always the purest and the one with the least additives.
Chocolate curiosities that you did not know
Who were the first to cultivate it?
Although the origin is diffuse, it is believed that it was the ancient Mayans who began to grow cacao trees regularly and also ate and drank chocolate.
The largest chocolate bar in the world
So far, the record for the largest chocolate bar has been taken by Thorntons plc of the UK. We are talking about a bar with a total weight of 5,792 kg.
First chocolate bar
There are various origins, it is believed that the first bar was invented in 1847 by Joseph Fry while other sources indicate that it was created in 1842 by the Cadbury company.
Improve your dental health
There are more fun facts about chocolate. Well, some experts point out that, far from what you might think, such as the increase in cavities (yes, for those with a lot of sugar …) cocoa can improve oral and dental health. It is said to have an antibacterial effect in the mouth.
What is the preferred and most demanded chocolate?
It is milk chocolate, which is preferred by 80% of the world’s population. It was invented in Jamaica by the botanist Sir Hans Sloane when he made this mixture in the 18th century.
What is the healthiest?
It is black because it provides a higher proportion of cocoa, which is really healthy.
Did you know that Napoleon always wears bars on him?
It is a sweet that a lot of people like, and this is also because it gives us energy. And that is why Napoleon had chocolate on him and drank it when he felt much weaker.
Europeans, big consumers
According to the International Cocoa Organization, Europeans account for almost half of world chocolate consumption. They estimate that the average British, Swiss or German eats 11 kg of chocolate per year.