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Chocolate Facts

Everyone loves chocolate – but here's our top ten interesting chocolate facts that you may not have known. We hope you enjoy them!

1. The biggest chocolate structure ever made was a 4,484lb, 10 foot tall, Easter egg, made in Melbourne Australia.

2. Research suggests that chocolate was originally used more than 2,500 years ago, beginning in Central America.

3. Ninety per cent of the world's cacao is grown on small family run farms, no larger than 12 acres.

4. More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate.

5. More than, 22 per cent of chocolate indulgences happen between the hours of 8pm and 12am.

6. Chocolate produces the effects of a mild anti-depressant by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain.

7. 66,000 Crème Eggs are made every hour.

8. Despite being high in fat content, chocolate doesn't appear to raise blood cholesterol levels.

9. Napoleon always carried chocolate with him, which he ate as a pick-me-up whenever he needed an energy boost. (and we all thought he bought it for Josephine...).

10. A cocoa pod contains an average of about 42 beans. It takes up to 270 cocoa beans to make a pound of chocolate.

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