July 7 - Geezer's Blog - National Chocolate Day

The Bottom Line: The sweetest facts about chocolate!

The Full Story:

  • A recent study indicates that when men crave food, they tend to crave fat and salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire chocolate.
  • Aztec Emperor Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate, dyed red and flavored with chili peppers, every day.
  • Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45-second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie, "Psycho," which actually took 7 days to shoot.
  • The average American consumes more than 10-pounds of chocolate every year.
  • 76% of Americans say the ears of the chocolate bunnies should be eaten first.
  • 5% think chocolate feet of the bunnies should be eaten first.
  • 4% think the chocolate tails should go first.
  • One ounce of milk chocolate has only a little more caffeine than the amount of caffeine in a cup of decaffeinated coffee. White chocolate has no caffeine.
  • The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation
  • White Chocolate isn't technically Chocolate, as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.
  • The inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
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