Fun Facts: Chocolate

  1. It takes approximately 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate. Big thank you to the cacao tree!
  2. The average American eats a whopping 10 pounds of chocolate per year!
  3. The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”, which means “bitter water”
  4. "Ninety million chocolate bunnies are produced each year for Easter.
  5. Europeans account for nearly half of all the chocolate the world eats, according to the International Cocoa Organization.
  6. Chocolate is an $83 billion a year business
  7. The melting point of chocolate is just below the human body temperature (98.6 degrees) whish is why it literally melts in your mouth!