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Boy on a zebra

A boy on a zebra - a creation created in 1926 for Jan Wedel a Polish confectioner by Leonetto Cappiello (1875-1942) often referred to as the “father of modern advertising”. Cappiello decided that a boy riding an exotic zebra and holding a bar of chocolate on his back would be a perfect symbol for the famous Polish Wedel chocolate. 1)

No wild cocoa trees

Currently, cocoa trees are not found in the wild. There are no cocoa forests in the world. 2)

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills (1268 regular mounds) are located on the Philippine island of Bohol. They owe their name to the color they take on during the dry season. Intense sunlight causes rapid drying of the thin layer of soil and grass growing on the hills, which changes its color to chocolate. 3)

Chocolate Strike

In the spring of 1947, the price of a bar of chocolate in Canada rose from 5 to 8 cents. It began with a protest by a few children, and soon young people across the country were organizing demonstrations. On April 30, 1947, over 200 angry kids were arrested and broke into government buildings. More kids were arrested for illegally making and trading candy. A nationwide strike failed to materialize after a prominent newspaper reported that Russian agents had caused the “chocolate war”. 4)


Couverture chocolate is high-quality chocolate containing more (32-35%) cocoa butter than regular chocolate. This, combined with heat treatment, gives the couverture a glossy appearance, a mild and long-lasting taste, and a characteristic crackle when broken. 5)

Cacao fruit

All chocolate, even white chocolate, is made from cacao fruit. 6)

Million pounds of chocolate

Americans buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate during Valentine's Day. 7)

12 pounds a year

The average American consumes nearly 12 pounds of chocolate a year. 8)

500 cocoa beans

It takes 500 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate. 9)

Champagne and sparkling wine

Champagne and sparkling wines are usually too acidic to pair well with milk or dark chocolate. 10)

Sweet champagne

Sweet champagne pairs well with white chocolate. 11)


According to the artisans at Amano's company, the process of making one chocolate bar takes about a week. 12)

Daniel Peter

A Swiss man, Daniel Peter, created the first milk chocolate. 13)

==== April Fools Day in France The French celebrate Prima Aprilis with chocolate in the shape of a fish - “Poisson d'Avril”. 14)

The largest chocolate bar

The world's largest chocolate bar weighed about 12,770 pounds. 15)

Chocolate milk

Chocolate milk is an effective post-workout recovery drink. 16)

1.5 million creamed eggs a day

Cadbury produces 1.5 million creamed eggs a day. 17)

chocolate.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/12 04:01 by aga