Chocolate, America's Passion
Do you think that you eat about 5 pounds of chocolate a year? 7 pounds even closer but no. You eat about 10 pounds of chocolate a year. If you add up every single American and the 10 pounds of chocolate you eat each year you would get about 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate a year. That's a lot of cocoa beans.
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Chocolate contains over 300 different types of chemicals.
Caffeine is the most well known of these chemical ingredients, and while it's in chocolate, it can only be found in small groups. Theobromine, a weak chemical, is also there, in slightly higher amounts. The combination of these two chemicals cause a "sugar rush".
Will any type of Chocolate melt?
Every type of chocolate will melt but some better than others. There are special melting chocolates but they put more chemicals so it is not always the best choice. Some milk chocolate bars melt easier than chocolate chips. If you melt a chocolate bar, you might need to add sugar, water or milk.
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Where does chocolate come from?
Chocolate comes from the cacao beans which are inside the cacao pods which grow on the Theobroma cacao tree. The Theobroma cacao tree grows in Central and South America and some parts of Africa. All these places have one thing in common. They are all close to the equator and are hot and rainy places.
The smell of chocolate increases theta brain waves, which triggers relaxation
Why is chocolate so special?
Chocolate is so special because it has such a positive impact on the world. It always puts a smile on peoples faces. There are many different kinds of chocolate. It is healthy if you don't eat too much and you can get it almost everywhere. There are many ways to taste and eat chocolate. Also chocolate is in most desserts. Whether it is chocolate ice cream or chocolate eclair cake.
Different types of chocolate
There are about 20 different versions for each type of chocolate. Here are some of them: milk chocolate, which is a solid chocolate make with milk. Dark chocolate, which has a slightly bitter chocolate than milk chocolate with no milk. White chocolate is a whitish candy made with cocoa butter. Last but not least, baking chocolate it has less sugar and more liquor than semisweet chocolate. Organic chocolate is helpful because there are no pesticides or fertilizers that can harm the plants.
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