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Amazing Chocolate Facts

06/04/2011
amazing chocolate facts
 
Feeling low, depressed about university work? Don't worry, it is that time again, the time where we happily indulge, scoff, gobble and treat ourselves to as much chocolate as we can possibly consume. Diets go out the window, money is not a factor and the time to spoil your friends and family with amazing, wonderful and blissful chocolate is embraced!
 
Here are a few fun facts about our loveable friend, chocolate;
 
Here in the UK we eat 71,579 London buses worth of chocolate every year. That’s 500,000 tonnes – WOW!!!
 
Chocolate syrup was used by Alfred Hitchcock in the 45 second shower scene in Psycho.
 
The shelf life of a bar of chocolate is approximately one year, but you can put it in the freezer and it will keep indefinitely.
 
Chocolate is actually a valuable energy source. A single chocolate chip can provide enough energy for an adult human to walk 150 ft.
 
Chocolate has great health benefits. It helps with depression, high blood pressure, tumours and pre-menstrual syndromes.
 
One ounce of baking chocolate or cocoa contains 10% of the daily recommended intake of iron. 
 
According to the Guinness World Book of Records, The largest chocolate bar weighed 3580 kg (7892 lb 8 oz) and was made by Elah Dufour - Novi in Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy, on 11 October 2007.
 
All those chocolate facts are making me hungry - I'm off to eat some mini-eggs!