Let’s face it, the only actually important thing to know about chocolate is where your next supply is coming from. But for the chocolate connoisseurs amongst you, here are seven fascinating facts about chocolate you simply didn’t know you didn’t know.
1. White Chocolate Isn’t Actually Chocolate
It’s true; white chocolate is not technically chocolate at all, as it contains absolutely no trace of cocoa solids which are, by definition, the prerequisite of a chocolate product. Instead, white chocolate is essentially made from vanilla, milk or milk products, fatty emulsifiers, and cocoa butter, the latter of which, contrary to popular belief, is only derived from the cocoa beans, not the solids.
2. What Counts As Gourmet Chocolate
Gourmet chocolates are essentially chocolates of a very high quality, meaning a very high content of cocoa solids, and are created by only using the very best in cocoa beans and experienced chocolatiers to hand decorate each individual chocolate. For this reason, a beautifully wrapped box of gourmet chocolates makes for the best gift to a loved one: Shop Gourmet Gifts Online here.
3. Rich, Rich, Rich!
The most expensive box of chocolates globally is universally considered to be Le Chocolate Box from renowned chocolatiers Lake Forest. However, this top rating is arguably fraudulent as the reason each box costs approximately $1,500,000,000 is because of the copious luxurious jewelry pieces that are included inside the box as well. Though for those who love jewelry and chocolate, this is a win-win.
Therefore, the real winner of the world’s most expensive chocolate is the American restaurant Serendipity 3’s frozen chocolate sundae, which consists of five whole ounces of edible gold set at twenty-three karats ensconced in a bar of chocolate blended from twenty-eight different types of top-quality cocoa beans. This is such a special desert, it has to be ordered in advance, and does not have a price tag until you are in the restaurant.
4. The World’s First…
The very first, entirely solid chocolate bar was produced by the company you will today recognize as Cadbury, back in 1847 in Birmingham, England by J.S.Fry & Sons, and two years later, the company released their infamous Cadbury’s Dairy Milk bar.
If there was such an award, of course, the bestselling chocolate bar in the world is held by the nougat, caramel, and peanuts bar covered in milk chocolate, the humble Snickers. Snickers was first mass-produced in 1930 and cost just one nickel, the name of the bar coming from the favorite horse of the Mars family who produced it.
5. The Hidden Addiction
An addiction is a habit that can become an intense and constant craving. Though most people consider addictions to be toward things like alcohol or worse things like different kinds of drugs, it might surprise you to learn that you can be addicted to food too, particularly the delicious taste of chocolate. All things considered, if the worst habit you’ve got is a chocolate addiction, then you can’t be going far wrong.