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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
The Powder Room bar in Hollywood offers a $500 milkshake with decadent chocolates, ultra-premium spirits, gold flake, and includes a Swarovski crystal cocktail ring. cnbc.com/2017/11/21/the-p…
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…
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…
Those dark chocolates don't have to be bitter. If it is, then it was over-roasted/burnt. 37chocolates.com/2019/10/…
The first food ever baked in space was a chocolate chip cookie space.com/first-space-coo…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The coloured wrappings on the Christmas treat "Quality Street" chocolates are made of cellulose, are fully compostable, and have been for years. Simply put them in your food waste bin or compost heap. nestle.co.uk/en-gb/media/…
Today I learned that chocolate milk is actually more nutritious than orange juice. bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrit…
Charlie From 'The Chocolate Factory' was originally "a little black boy" but the writer's agent thought it was a bad idea so they made him white npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Nutella predecessor Gianduja was developed when a Turin chocolatier added hazelnuts to his chocolate as Napoleon blocked imports of British Empire cacao en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gia…
For a limited time in 2017, Tokyo’s KitKat Chocolatory shop made three types of the chocolate bar that was sushi inspired, but didn't actually taste like raw fish. cnn.com/travel/article/su…
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…
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…
There is a fruit that tastes like chocolate pudding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dio…
Milton Hershey, the founder of Hershey Chocolate Co., was one of several historically significant people who almost boarded to Titanic. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Ferrero Rocher and Nutella are part of the same company, and that creamy chocolate in Ferrero Rocher is Nutella. ferrero.com/products/nute…
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…
There have been numerous and contradictory studies into the health benefits of chocolate milk, some of which fail to include comparisons, and others which aren’t impartial. However, one study concluded that it serves as a more convenient, cheaper recovery beverage option for many athletes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cho…
In the original draft of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Charlie was black and Wonka had a wife & son theguardian.com/books/201…
"Fry's Chocolate Cream is the first mass-produced chocolate bar and is the world's oldest chocolate bar brand" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fry…
Milk chocolate a dilatant fluid, exhibiting viscocity that increases with increasing agitation. Pump selection is critical for milk chocolate because it can become almost solid if the shear rate is high enough. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non…
Donating a pint of blood is equivalent to donating a chocolate bar calorie-wise, mainly from the regeneration of 2 TRILLION red blood cells in bone marrow at a rate of 2 million/sec. sciencefocus.com/the-huma…
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…
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…
Andes Chocolate Mints was founded by George Andrew Kanelos and originally named Andy's Candies. Male customers disliked gifting candy that had another man's name to their wives and/or girlfriends, so Andrew changed the name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
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…
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…
About 40 of the 200 squirrels in Charlie and the chocolate factory are real, trained squirrels. youtu.be/92iTatZHnEI
Pope John Paul II was apparently a fan of Yoo-Hoo. Vatican spokesmen would request that his planes be stocked with "a couple of cases of that American chocolate drink he likes.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoo…
Hitler only ate "chocolate bars and biscuits" during the gala dinner he had May 4th, 1938 in Rome, when he was guest of the King of Italy. mymilitaria.it/liste_05/p…
Hershey's designed a customized chocolate bar for the troops during WW2 called "D ration bar". It was so thick that soldiers had to shave slices off with a knife before chewing on it. By the end of the war, more than 3 billion ration bars had been produced. history.com/news/hersheys…
Today I learned that Elvis Costello went by the pseudonym β€œNapoleon Dynamite” for his 1986 LP β€œBlood and Chocolate.” Jared Hess, Director of the 2004 film claims there is no connection. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
Today I learned of Laura Secord, a Canadian woman who walked 30 km (about 19 miles) to warm British troops about a planned attacked by US troops on Beaver Dams during the War of 1812. There is now a chocolate company named after her. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
Today I learned of Oleg Gordievsky, a KGB/MI6 double agent. If he required MI6 rescue, he was to stand on a street corner in Moscow at 730pm on a Tuesday holding a safeway bag, wearing a grey cap. MI6 would acknowledge by walking past him eating a chocolate bar. MI6 monitored this street corner for 10 years. theguardian.com/books/201…
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…
M&M's were created for the US Army so that soldiers could carry chocolate in tropical climates without it melting confectionerynews.com/Art…
Ritter's sport chocolate bars are designed to fit a gentleman's sport jacket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rit…
There is a sequel to "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", called "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator". It features space travel, Cold War politics, aliens, and Charlie's grandparents abusing drugs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned about Belgian pie thrower NoΓ«l Godin who's pied the likes of Bill Gates and Nicolas Sarkozy. His sworn enemies are "authority, depressing laws, the return of moral order, nuclear power, and any form of political power." His pie of choice is a simple whipped cream and chocolate on a soft sponge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No%…
The discovery of radium ignited a health fad in the early 1900s that saw it being used as a medical cure-all, in lipsticks, chocolates, toothpaste, water, health spas, treatment of impotence and chicken-feed! theatlantic.com/health/ar…

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