Chocolate Fun “Facts”

Valentine’s Day is on the way, so we thought it was a good time to check out this list of Possibly-True Fun “Facts” about chocolate.

 

  • The world’s largest box of chocolates was over 2,000 pounds . . . and it’s all gone except the ones with the fruit in them.
  • The chocolate river in the “Willy Wonka” movie smelled awful, because the chubby kid kept peeing in it.
  • Jamaica gave the world chocolate milk.  Which almost makes up for the fact it also gave the world white people with dreads.
  • Dark chocolate contains as much caffeine as a Coke.  Although it still wouldn’t have kept you awake through that Super Bowl.
  • The smell of chocolate triggers relaxation.  And the devouring of it triggers diabetes.
  • Chocolate bars are wrapped in tin foil to keep the government from reading its thoughts.
  • A 2013 study found the smell of chocolate in a bookstore made customers 22% more likely to buy books.  However, a 2020 study found there are no bookstores left.
  • Americans buy 58 million pounds of chocolate on Valentine’s Day.  Because what says love more than, “Here honey, eat this and bloat up!”?
  • It’s a myth that after eating German chocolate cake that you’ll have the urge to invade Poland.
  • The “blood” used in the movie “Psycho” was actually chocolate syrup . . . just because Alfred Hitchcock happened to have a bottle in his pocket.