Discussing chocolate, eating or drinking it and trying different types of the treat are part and parcel of everyday life. But how much do you know about it?
We take a look at some interesting and bizarre facts and events related to the product that you might find surprising:
Where do most Nobel Laureates come from?
Chocolate subscription services could help your country produce more Nobel Laureates. A recent paper written by M.D., Franz Messerli and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, suggests more come from countries that consume lots of chocolate. No, it’s not a joke – read the full story here.
Chocolate as a currency
Between the 14th and 16th centuries the Aztec Empire in Mesoamerica consumed huge quantities of chocolate. They also used cocoa beans to purchase clothes and other items in much the same way as we use currency. The Maya before them also did this. For more information on their fascinating history click on NBB Museum
Death by chocolate
Isn’t it marvellous that chocolate subscription services didn’t exist in WW2? If they had Winston Churchill might have had more than one assassination plot to deal with. They attempted to kill him with a bomb coated in chocolate! What we know as “Death by Chocolate had a whole new meaning in those days!