Thursday, January 14, 2010

10 things you never knew about chocolate









10. The Aztecs drunk it



Chocolate was originally a cold drink whisked from cocoa beans by the Aztecs - and women were not allowed to drink it.





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9. It was more valuable than gold



When Cortes conquered the Aztecs in 1520, he found that cocoa beans were prized higher than gold.





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8. It was named in the 17th century



The word 'chocolate' was first recorded in English use in 1604.





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7. It helped found the British Museum



The British Museum owes its very existence to chocolate. It was based on the personal collection of Hans Soane, who invented milk chocolate.





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6. Chocolate bar an English invention



The bar of chocolate was invented by JS Fry and Sons of Bristol in 1847.





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5. Expensive egg



Last year's most expensive chocolate egg was encrusted with more than 100 diamonds and made for La Maison du Chocolat with a £50,000 prize tag.





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4. Royal approval



On New Year's Day 1900, Queen Victoria sent 100,000 boxes of chocolates as a personal gift to soldiers fighting in the Boer War.





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3. Brits can't get enough of it



The average person living in the UK - man, woman or child - spends over £1 a week on chocolate.





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2. The King loved it!



The last food Elvis Presley ate comprised four scoops of ice cream and six chocolate chip cookies.





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1. Egg-cellent selection



Woolworths is this year selling 170 varieties of chocolate Easter egg.

3 Comments:

श्रीश पाठक 'प्रखर' said...

yummy post n informative too.....!

डॉ महेश सिन्हा said...

चोक्लेती जानकारी मुह मे आ रहा है पानी
साल 2010 क्या 10 नंबरी साल है
हर जगह 10 नंबर का बवाल है

JHAROKHA said...

मीनू जी,
आपने चाकलेट की इतनी रोचक जानकारी दी है---साथ में जीवन्त चित्र--मुंह में पानी आना स्वाभाविक है।
पूनम