World Chocolate Day 2020: If you want a day to ignore all your worries about calories gain and meet your chocolate cravings, you’re born under a lucky star. World Chocolate Day is observed every year on July 7. Chocolate is something loved by people of all ages. The delicious day has been marked to celebrate and eat all the varieties of this sweet delight.
The prime aim of World Chocolate Day is to celebrate the introduction of chocolate to Europe in 1550. Until then chocolate was only known to the natives of Mexico and parts of central and South America. Upon its discovery by foreign invaders, chocolates travelled to other parts of the world and became a mainstay everywhere it went.
On the occasion of World Chocolate Day, we are sharing with you some mouth-watering facts about chocolate:
- The sweet delight contains 600 different compounds of flavour, compared to red wine which contains just 200.
- Milky Way bars aren’t named after the galaxy; they’re named after the malted milkshakes the bars were supposed to taste like.
- In 1947, hundreds of Canadian kids went on strike and boycotted chocolate after the price of a chocolate bar jumped from 5 to 8 cents.
- The largest chocolate bar ever weighed over 12,770 lbs (5,792 kg), created in the UK in celebration of Thornton’s 100th birthday.
- A chocolate river existed in 1971. The famous chocolate river from the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory film was made with 15,000 gallons of water mixed with chocolate and cream. The river spoiled fairly quickly due to the cream and the cast said it stank.
- The biggest chocolate sculpture ever made was a 10 foot high Easter egg weighing 4,484 lbs (2,034 kg) in Melbourne, Australia.
- The first cacao trees were found in the Amazon River basin and the Venezuelan and Colombian Andes.
- Making chocolate takes about 400 beans to make a single pound of chocolate.
- Chocolate cravings have been proven to be unable to be satisfied by anything other than chocolate itself.