How is chocolate made?Professional chocolatiers are never keen to give away their trade secrets but the industry is a thriving multi-billion one, with profits increasing right across the globe. We traditionally associate good chocolate with places like Belgium and France.
Fun facts about chocolateOur love affair with chocolate is as old as the hills and there are some fun facts that you might be interested to know. M&M's were originally created way back in the early 40's when world war broke out. They were specifically designed to have a shiny coating to stop them melting in soldier's hands.
Milton Hershey (of Hershey bar fame) was in possession of a passenger ticket for the Titanic maiden voyage. Luckily for him, an important business meeting took precedent and he cancelled his travel arrangements at the last minute. Belgium came up with an innovative idea in 2013 when they launched a stamp collection that tasted like chocolate, and it's estimated that one hundred pounds of chocolate is consumed in America every single second. If you're impressed by that, make sure to read on because chocolate has some surprising health benefits too.
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