World Chocolate Day: 8 facts about chocolate to celebrate

Today you have a good excuse to eat chocolate, because today it’s World Chocolate Day! Few people can’t say ‘no’ to this melting sensation on their tongue. To celebrate World Chocolate Day we put together a list containing eight facts about chocolate.

World Chocolate Day: 8 facts about chocolate to celebrate

1. The American Milton S. Hershey was born on the 11th of September, he founded the Hershey Chocolate Company. On his birthday we celebrate World Chocolate Day.

2. World Chocolate Day is celebrated two times a year. The second time is on the 7th of July. On this day hundreds of years ago chocolate was first introduced in Europe.

3. You will not get addicted to chocolate that easily, even though it almost “seems” irresistible. You can only get addicted if you eat 25 kilos of dark chocolate a day! Addictiveness stems from the main ingredient of chocolate: cocoa. Dark chocolate contains 75% of cocoa.

4. Every day, people in The Netherlands consume a million chocolate-sprinkled bread slices.

5. Chocolate contains the same substances produced by your body.

6. The Swiss are the biggest consumers of chocolate in the world at 11,4 kg per person per year.

7. White chocolate is not technically chocolate because it contains no cocoa.

8. World’s largest chocolate bar weighed 5,792 kilos.