You can never say no to chocolate, just like you can never say no to love.
The "sweet crit" in the middle of the night is the cure for contemporary youth. When work is not going well, reward yourself with a piece of chocolate to make the bitter days a little sweeter; when you are confused, give each other a piece of chocolate to find the amazing encounter that belongs to you. Chocolate is the catalyst in love and the touchstone of ordinary life, making life smoother.
In recent years, the trend of "quitting sugar" has become popular, and chocolate, as a kind of sweet food, has also become "sweet troubles and the root of obesity" for urban beauties. There are many chocolate-loving friends around me, and their enthusiasm for chocolate has greatly diminished.
Only then did I discover that, indeed, most people have misconceptions about chocolate. So today I am here to rectify the name of chocolate, and explain to you 10 cold facts about chocolate
1. For cats who are not sensitive to sweetness, no matter how sweet the chocolate is, it will taste like chewing wax. For dogs, 1.5 grams of chocolate can kill a small dog (dark chocolate with 82% cocoa content, about 3 to 4 bars have 1.1 grams of theobromine, poisoning a large dog, only one large chocolate is needed)
2. The word chocolate comes from Maya. In the past, the Mayans used to dry and grind cocoa beans and add water to make a bitter drink, which later spread to South America. The Aztecs at that time called this drink "bitter water", and Nahuatl bitter water in slang is pronounced chocolate (xocolatl)
3. In the 1930s, a Japanese confectionery company called Morozoff made an advertisement for giving chocolates on Valentine’s Day. This was also the first time that Valentine’s Day and chocolate were put together. Although the advertisement was inconspicuous at the time, it had a huge impact on Valentine's Day in the future.
4. Cocoa beans refer to processed foods that use cocoa beans as raw materials. However, in the beverage industry, you can often see hot cocoa, hot chocolate and Ovaltine. The difference between them is: hot cocoa can be cocoa powder, sugar It is made by mixing other additives; hot chocolate is made by heating water with chocolate chunks or chocolate sauce, usually the taste of hot chocolate will be more mellow and delicious, relatively high in calories and fat; the last Ovaltine is more Composition of malt.
5. In the era of black and white movies, chocolate sauce was used as blood in movies. Although the color of chocolate sauce is not blood red, its effect in black and white movies is more powerful than red fake blood. This chocolate sauce plasma is featured in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
6. White chocolate is not chocolate. According to the definition of the US Food and Drug Administration, chocolate must contain cocoa butter, cocoa powder, and cocoa paste, but white chocolate does not contain cocoa powder and cocoa paste, two essential ingredients of chocolate.
7. The main ingredient of white chocolate is cocoa butter, which is the natural edible oil obtained from cocoa beans. Because of the oil, white chocolate itself is milky white. Because milky white cocoa butter tastes bad, it is also processed with spices, sugar, dairy products and other additives, so the calories, fat, and sugar of white chocolate are much higher than ordinary chocolate.
8. Chocolate is the only food whose melting point is lower than 37°C. It will start to soften at 28°C, and it will quickly change from solid to liquid at 33°C. This is why chocolate can melt in your mouth...
9. Switzerland is the country with the largest per capita consumption of chocolate in the world. Swiss citizens consume an average of 240 bars of chocolate per person per year (25 to 40 grams per person) and 25% of the triangle chocolate are sold in airport duty-free shops sold.
10. Do you think Valentine's Day sells the most chocolates of any festival? NO, in fact Halloween sells twice as many chocolates as Valentine's Day!