In 2004 there was a "election" for a new Chex flavor in South Korea. The green onion flavor won, but because Kellogg wasn't expecting this, they chose the chocolate flavor anyway. 16 years later, they south Koreans finally got it npr.org/2020/07/05/887386…
Chocolate was classified as β€œcandy” under the Revenue Acts of 1918 and 1921, and so it was taxed as such. Hershey’s sued to recover about $8,000,000 in taxes by arguing it was β€œfood”, and so had been wrongly taxed. The Supreme Court ruled it was β€œcandy”. loc.gov/item/usrep283488/
Roald Dahl hated the 1971 movie adaptation of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory so much that he wrote a novel for adults where he defined a β€˜snozzberry’ as a penis to ensure he had the last laugh. oneroomwithaview.com/2014…
In 1920, candy store owner Christian Kent Nelson, unable to decide between ice cream and chocolate bars, invented an ice cream brick with chocolate coating. He secured an agreement with local chocolate producer Russell C. Stover to mass-produce them under the new trademarked name "Eskimo Pie". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edy…
The Hershey Ice Cream Company is a completely separate entity from the Hershey Chocolate Company, despite both being founded in Lancaster County in the same year by unrelated men named Hershey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Her…
A 2004 Study found that pregnant women who ate lots of chocolate had reduced prenatal stress, and their babies at 6 months old had a more agreeable temperament than pregnant women who ate no chocolate. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1…
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) was produced by Quaker Oats. Idea was that they were going to release a chocolate bar & the movie would promote it. However they goofed the formula & it melted at room temperature. So when the movie was released, there was no chocolate bar to sell. mashed.com/320305/the-tru…
The only factory in the world that produces Coffee Crisp is located in Toronto, Canada, and that the chocolate bar itself is sold almost exclusively in Canada. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cof…
A BBC analysis of 19 chocolate products between 2014 and 2018, revealed that 18 of them had shrunk in size. The worst hit by β€˜shrinkflation’ in the study was a four-pack of Snickers, which reduced by 28.1%, from 232g to 167g theboar.org/2018/11/how-s…
An early draft of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" called "Charlie's Chocolate Boy" has a Black-skinned Charlie get trapped in a life-sized chocolate mold. Unaware that Charlie is inside, Wonka brings the chocolate home for his son's Easter basket, and Charlie thwarts a home invasion. theguardian.com/books/201…
Darryl Dawkins "Chocolate Thunder", who was most famous for his two glass shattering dunks, was the first NBA player to play out of high school. He once claimed to be an alien from the planet Lovetron, where he spent the off-season practicing "interplanetary funkmanship" with gf Juicy Lucy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Nutella was created during WWII in Italy because of a shortahage of chocolate italyheritage.com/cuisine…
In the β€œThe Wizard Of Oz” movie, the Tin Man cried chocolate syrup instead of actual machine oil as the oil didn’t show up well on film today.com/popculture/wiza…
In 2014, someone tried to hijack an airplane with a Toblerone chocolate bar. scotsman.com/news/world/s…
Instead of the Easter Bunny, the French have their Easter chocolate delivered by large cast iron bells with wings frenchtoday.com/blog/fren…
The chocolate river in Willy Wonka was actually made with real chocolate mixed with water, and cream. goodhousekeeping.com/life…
Phillip Wiegratz who played Augustus Gloop - an obese child who does not stop eating in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory wore a fat suit for the role and did his own stunts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phi…
Today I learned about Dorothy Levitt, one of the first British female racing drivers. In her column for women she advised women on a car to buy, how to dress while driving, and items to bring, including gloves, an extra handkerchief, a clean veil, a powder-puff, hair-pins, a hand mirror, chocolates, and a gun. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned of White Day, originated in Japan in 1978 and celebrated on March 14. In countries that observe White Day, Valentine's Day is exclusive for women/girls gifting chocolate to men/boys. The men/boys who received a gift are expected to return the favor to the woman/girl a month later on White Day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Bounty is a candy bar made by Mars and sold in Canada and Europe made with coconut covered with milk chocolate. If this sounds familiar to Americas, it is similar to the Mounds bar except Mounds is made with dark chocolate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bou…
Today I learned about Chocolate Blooms. When your chocolate is covered in white/grey powder, it means it has either had a Sugar Bloom or Fat Bloom. And it's still safe to eat! But means the chocolate has been stored incorrectly. mypanier.com/blogs/food-t…
M&Ms were inspired by soldiers' rations during the Spanish Civil War. Forrest Mars Sr. of the Mars Company observed British volunteers eating chocolate beads encased in a hard sugar shell (Smarties), which prevented melting. By WWII M&Ms were produced & sold exclusively to the military. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%2…
Milton S. Hershey, the founder of Hershey’s Chocolate, was supposed to go on the Titanic’s maiden voyage but at last minute changed his plans which was a decision that most likely saved his life. hersheyarchives.org/encyc…
In 2014 four black bears split 90lbs of chocolate and doughnuts and all died from theobromine poisoning (chocolate overdose) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Dwayne Johnson was Tim Burton's second choice to play Willy Wonka in Charlie and The Chocolate Factory if Johnny Depp wasn't available. etonline.com/movies/14887…
In 1901, young dentist who opened up a dentistry in Colorado Springs was astounded by the local's teeth having such severe brown stains (sometimes as dark as "chocolate candy".) Upon researching the cause, fluoride was discovered as actually being beneficial to preventing tooth decay. nidcr.nih.gov/health-info…
Since the 1960s Australia has had an 'Easter Bilby' campaign, including stories and Bilby-shaped chocolate, to help save the endangered marsupials as fewer than 10,000 remain. nationalgeographic.com/an…
The rights to the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory was bought from author Roald Dahl and financed by the Quaker Oats Company as a vehicle to introduce it’s new "Wonka Bars" but the candy didn’t arrive on shelves until years after the film's release due to factory production problems. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nes…
The Milton Hershey School was established in 1909 by the chocolate tycoon and his wife, as a school for poor orphans. Milton Hershey left his entire fortune to the school, including a controlling interest in the Hershey Company, and it now has an endowment in excess of $12 billion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
It actually IS possible to develop an addiction to chocolate, and that some people may have a genetic tendency to it en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
A chocolate river existed in 1971. The famous chocolate river from the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory film was made with 15,000 gallons of water mixed with chocolate and cream. The river spoiled fairly quickly due to the cream and the cast said it stank. flitto.com/content/2753
Nutella was invented during World War 2, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Italy's wealthiest man, Giovanni Ferrero, comes from the family that created Nutella spread and also produce Ferrero Rocher, Tic Tac mints, Kinder chocolate and Butterfinger bars. businessinsider.com/giova…
Most desserts with mint use peppermint, not spearmint, and thus mint chocolate chip ice cream is peppermint flavored. imperialsugar.com/blog/wh…
When Milka chocolate launched in France, they removed a single square from 13 million chocolate bars. Consumers received a code to enter online, where they could either send the missing piece - with a personalized message - to a friend, or enter their own address to have the piece sent to them blog.hubspot.com/marketin…
Oreos, invented in 1912, were invented before the chocolate chip cookie, which was first made by Ruth Wakefield in 1937 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
These famous international chocolate brands: Milka (German), CΓ΄te d'Or (Belgian), Toblerone (Swiss), Cadbury/Frys/Green & Black's (all British), Freia (Norwegian) and Marabou (Swedish) are all owned by US food giant Mondelez en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The chocolate river in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory really was made of chocolate. It was a mixture of 150,000 gallons of water, chocolate, and cream. thebreeze.co.nz/home/othe…
Today I learned of Jolabokaflod, a Christmas Eve tradition in Iceland where friends and family get together to exchange books and then they all read them together while eating chocolate and drinking cocoa. readitforward.com/essay/a…
Those dark chocolates don't have to be bitter. If it is, then it was over-roasted/burnt. 37chocolates.com/2019/10/…
Reese’s was sued by consumers in the Eastern District of New York for deceiving customers by allowing them to believe White Reese’s where white chocolate but they contain no cocoa butter, a required ingredient for chocolate. They are peanut butter in solidified milk cream. confectionerynews.com/Art…
Peter Ostrum, who played Charlie in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory currently earns just $8-9 every three months from royalty payments. nny360.com/news/wonka-fil…
The German village in the final scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory has multiple houses built from stone containing tiny diamonds from a meteorite impact. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C…
Today I learned about two lesser known measures of lethal doses than the popular LD50 and about theobromine, the chemical in chocolate that makes it toxic. This chemical is toxic to humans at a much higher dosage than dogs. That's why we can eat chocolate and be fine, but chocolate can be lethal to dogs. compoundchem.com/2014/07/…
Chocolate can be lethal for cats. The toxic agent in chocolate is theobromine. Eating chocolate/theobromine can cause abnormal heart rhythms, tremors, seizures, and death in cats. pets.webmd.com/cats/ss/sl…
Most people with Chocolate allergies are actually allergic to the roaches present in them and not the chocolate itself . FDA deems up to 60 Insect Parts in 100 gm of Chocolates as safe for consumption as anything less than that would require more expensive processing and pesticide use. nbcnews.com/healthmain/ch…
Rats have empathy. When offered the choice of a tempting chocolate treat, or rescuing a drowning rat, they chose to rescue the drowning rat. bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
There is a low nickel diet for those with allergic contact dermatitis; restricted foods include whole wheat, shellfish, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas, spinach, kale, lettuce, canned food, cocoa and chocolate skinanddiet.com/post/2018…
When a batch of ice cream doesn't turn out right, producers mix it with chocolate ice cream instead of throwing it away. It's not noticeable due to chocolate's dark colour and strong flavour and is known as "reconditioning" in the food industry. nbcnews.com/health/health…
Cadbury's Flake chocolate bar gained some notoriety for its highly sensual advertising. In the UK, the advertisements showed people – almost always women – enjoying a Flake whilst relaxing. The Flake Girl became famous as a symbol of indulgence and secret pleasure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fla…

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