World Chocolate Day – How much do you know about chocolate?

Well here it is 7th July, the one we’ve all been waiting for! World Chocolate Day, sometimes also referred to as International Chocolate Day.

Although there are some other national chocolate days doing the round, hours of painstaking chocolate dedicated research on our part assures us that 7th July is the World Chocolate Day that you can safely stock up your trolley with all your favourite treats and ditch the healthy eating plan for the day. Safe in that knowledge that if anyone asks you about the 10 empty family size chocolate bar wrappers on the side, or the 3 chocolate muffins you’re trying to cram into your mouth simultaneously, it’s all in the name of World Chocolate Day.

As this day approaches we would love to know are you love chocolate or do you love love love chocolate?  Are you a chocoholic? Let’s see how many of these chocolate fun facts you know?

  1. The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation
  2. It takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make 450 grams of chocolate
  3. The World’s Largest Chocolate Bar Weighed 5,792 kg
  4. Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third
  5. Chocolate can sicken and even kill dogs and cats
  6. Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay
  7. When it Comes to Coughs, Chocolate Is More Effective than Codeine
  8. Chocolate comes from the fruit of the cacao tree

If you knew all of these fun facts about chocolate we crown you a real chocoholic.  YAY