International Chocolate Day is celebrated on September 13 !!
After making its debut about 4,000 years ago, chocolate can now be found everywhere. Whether you’re a fan of dark chocolate, white chocolate, or hot chocolate, there’s no denying the decadence of this rich delicacy!
HEALTHY FACTS ABOUT CHOCOLATE
When taken in moderation, dark chocolate is good for your health and can even lower the risk of heart disease.
Chocolate can help you study
Flavonoids in chocolate can help to improve memory and focus.
Chocolate contains caffeine
Though chocolate contains caffeine, it is more potent in dark chocolate than in white chocolate.
Dark chocolate contains polyphenols that help fight cavities and tooth decay, as well as prevent mouth odor.
Research has shown that chocolate can improve a person’s blood flow.
MOST EXPENSIVE and EXTRAVANGANT CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD 2022
La Madeline au Truffe
Knipschildt's La Madeline au Truffe, from US Connecticut-
La Madeline au Truffle, the ganache (the fancy, French way of saying chocolate paste) is crafted using 70% Valrhona dark chocolate, heavy cream, sugar, truffle oil, and vanilla, and features a rare French Perigord truffle at its center. All these ingredients are expertly put together, creating this mouthwatering masterpiece
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY
The history of chocolate can be traced back to 450 B.C., originating from Mesoamerica, present-
About 4,000 years ago, the Olmecs began refining cocoa beans into chocolate, which they used as medicine and as part of customary rituals. Centuries later, chocolate was assimilated into the Mayan culture as a beverage and for concluding important transactions.
Cocoa beans were once perceived as being so valuable that they were used as a currency by the Aztecs, who believed that the beans were a gift from the gods. Its potency was so revered that natives drank it in preparation for war.
According to legend, chocolate found its way to Spain in the 16th century through Hernan Cortes, a Spanish explorer who discovered cocoa during his journey to the Americas. From then on, chocolate soon spread to other parts of Europe.
In the 20th century, chocolate is still being enjoyed all over the world, in a wide variety of exciting flavors and formulas. Cocoa is now grown and exported from over fifty countries, at over 4.7 million tons a year.
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