Chocolate chip cookies, everyone is in love with chocolate. Here are some amazing facts about this awesome tasty treat! You’ll find Chocolate everywhere! In shops, in the cupboard, in our faces it’s hard to escape this delicious snack, isn’t it?
We all know chocolate tastes good and lovely. That’s a given, but what else do you know about chocolate?
Regarding National Chocolate Chip Day (aka the best day EVER), we have welled and acquainted with our favorite type of cookie, the beloved chocolate chip!
14 Things About Chocolate Chip Cookies
So we did some research and thought we’d share with you these irresistibly sweet fun details we think you should know!
The Creation of Chocolate Chip Cookie was an Accident
In 1938, Ruth Wakefield, who worked at the Toll House Inn, tried to create a chocolate cookie by adding Nestlé semi-sweet chocolate chips into her butter drop cookie batter.
She’d expected the chocolate chips to melt, but instead of melting, the pieces held their shape to form what the entire world now calls the chocolate chip cookie.
We Need to Thank Two Countries in Particular for Chocolate
More than half of the world’s cocoa beans are harvested in these two countries: the Ivory Coast and Ghana. Give those countries a massive medal for their essential work, we say.
Eat Chocolate Chips Get Energy!
Walking is good exercise, that’s why Scientists have worked out that 35 chocolate chips will give your body enough energy to walk a mile.
Does anyone fancy a walk? By that, we mean, who wants to eat some chocolate chips.
Napoleon Loved Chocolate!
The French military commander Napoleon Bonaparte was a chocolate fan and would carry some in the war for a boost of his energy when required.
He’s also famous for coining the phrase, ‘an army marches on its stomach’ (in French), meaning it’s important to eat food when you’re doing strenuous tasks.
A Milky Way Chocolate Bar in Space
This fuzzy chocolate treat was created in 1923 and a much-known malted milkshake inspired its name.
If you’re disappointed by the lack of space facts, here’s one: there’s an Ancient Greek myth about the goddess Hera–the goddess of women, marriage, and childbirth–sprayed that part of the galaxy with milk.
The Milky Way also is home to over 100 billion stars. Again, we’re talking about space, not the chocolate bar.
There’s a World Chocolate Day
July 7 is a special day Yes! If you live in Latvia, then it’s going to be four days later.
If we told you there was a National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day celebrated on November 7, you’d think we were not serious, right? Nope.
It’s a real event. Mmm, bittersweet chocolate with almonds it really amazing. And there’s Easter and Christmas hope you are ready!
You Can See Cockroaches in Your Chocolate
Chances are there that a tiny piece of cockroach or any other insect part may have found its way into your snack.
Monty Python calls it a Cockroach Cluster! In the United States of America, the FDA – the Food and Drug Administration.
who look after public health–say that anything less than SIXTY insect pieces per 100 grams of chocolate, is fine to eat.
It might sound disgusting but think of all that extra protein. Cockroaches are similar.
It May Take Over a Week to Make a Bar of Chocolate
Immediately after you have harvested the cocoa beans, it may take anywhere up to eight days to make chocolate.
Make the beans ferment–a natural process that will give the beans a more chocolate flavor before taking them to chocolate factories.
Chocolate Factory and Charlie Changed its Title for the Film
Quaker Oats – the company that produces breakfast items–helped pay for the 1971 film version of Roald Dahl’s book.
They interchanged the title to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory because Quaker Oats were producing their own Wonka bars.
The chocolate bars weren’t in the shops very long as they apparently melted at room temperature.
Most Ingredients Say ‘Cacao’, Some Say ‘Cocoa’
This is because a lot of chocolate experts gravitate to refer to cacao when the beans are in their raw form.
Cocoa is often used to refer to the beans when they’ve been fermented, and also turned into powder.
The word comes from the Olmecs, who lived in the area which is now known and called Mexico.
The United Kingdom Likes Chocolate a lot
Accordance research says almost 661,000 tons of chocolate are sold each year. With a bit of calculation, that means everyone in the UK eats three bars or more a week.
Chocolate was Used as Currency Some Time Ago!
Do you know that the Mayans has believe that cocoa beans were rarer than gold dust, and people would make fake beans by painting pieces of clay?
The word ‘chocolate’ actually comes from the word xocolatl, which means ‘bitter drink‘. The Mayans produce a chocolate drink from the beans.
Three People Hold the World’s Biggest Chocolate Bar Record
Three Dutch people–Frits van Noppen, Jeroen Hollestein, Niek Verhoeven, and Simon Koster–broke the record with their establishment, which measured 383.
24 square meters! Money raised from this record attempt went to the international charity Mercy Ships.
Don’t give Cats or Dog Chocolate to Eat
Chocolate makes them very ill, so don’t even think about it. Even if they try to make you feel guilty.
Tell me who doesn’t love chocolate chip cookies? Or chocolate in general? Whether it’s crunchy and bought at a store, or soft right out of your own oven at home, this classic American dessert is just about impossible not to die for!