By Tess Korten
The answer is C, chocolate stamps! Crazy, right? Other than that, Lays actually invented chocolate dipped/flavored potato chips.
This quiz will test your chocolate knowlege. Do you know chocolate that well?
1. What did the Belgiums invent out of the flavor of chocolate?
2. How many cacao beans does it take to make one pound of chocolate?
A. Chocolate flavored Shoes
B. Chocolate flavored potato chips
C. Chocolate flavored stamps
D. Chocolate flavored pens
The answer is A, 400 beans. Imagine how much planting cacao farmers have to do!
Back in history, chocolate was very important to the tribes and the people of the land. They believed it had magical powers so they honored it as much as they could. One way the Aztecs and the Mayans honored chocolate and its powers was having a chocolate drink at weddings that they fed to each other. They fed this to each other for a sweet and happy marriage. Also, in weddings, they trade their cacao beans with one another to symbolize love and respect.
A Mayan couple getting married (The white objects in the basket are cacao beans).
They trade these pods with the beans insides
Facts about chocolate
Toblerone bars are availible in 122 countries! Toblerone was also sold many times to different companies.
Cadbury was the first company to sell chocolate in a heart shaped box.
The Hershey factory makes more than 70 million Kisses in ONE day!
Mars owns 29 chocolate brands, not only the classic mars bar. you most likely know Them today. Two of the brands that you may know and are owned by mars are m & m's and snickers.