Interesting Fun Facts About Chocolate
Date Posted:11 March 2022
Chocolate makes you happy
As soon as you taste that creamy delicious chocolate you can almost feel your troubles melting away. That is because chocolate is just so good you can’t be in a bad mood when you eat it!
Why? Eating chocolate releases what is known as the 'happiness' hormone, serotonin. Together with an influx of release of other lovely brain chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins.
Chocolate has been a delicious mystery
The power of Chocolate was believed to be so strong at one point in time, that it is believed nuns were forbidden to eat chocolate. It was thought to be so romantically potent and such an aphrodisiac, they needed to be protected from this delicious treat.
Then there were the French doctors who supposedly used it to treat broken hearts. Ok, let's be honest, we have all tried to use it for heartbreak. Sometimes successfully, and at other times, you may need to combine it with a crisp white wine to improve the medicinal effects.
Chocolate has a long reputation as an aphrodisiac. Aztec ruler Montezuma supposedly sips a chocolaty concoction before visiting the women in his harem.
Chocolate has some of the best quotes of all time
"Mama always said life was like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump
And a few other fun ones...
"Life happens chocolate helps"
"A balanced diet is chocolate in both hands"
Put "Eat Chocolate" on your to-do list. That way you know you'll get at least one thing done.
Chocolate helped create one of the most eccentric, yet loved characters of all time.
Willy Wonka. Say no more...
Chocolate helped us understand who we are
"You're Not You When You're Hungry."
Not only did this become one of the most successful campaigns for snickers, an 80-year-old brand but it also created a new way of accepting our grumpy selves when we have had our fix of chocolate or something a little more nutrition
Chocolate used to be a form of currency
Cacao beans, which are the beans used to make chocolate, were so sought after during the Mayan and Aztec times, it was used as a form of payment. Times were certainly different, it would be hazardous eating your assets today
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