A chocolate river exists – Well it did, back in 1971. The original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory film had a river made of 15,000 gallons of water mixed with chocolate and cream.
With all the cream, the river spoiled fairly quickly and the cast said it left a terrible smell.
Chocolate was used as money – In Mayan times the cocoa bean was used as currency as it was considered to be worth more than gold dust. Cultivation of the beans was restricted so the value of cocoa beans as money would not go down.
White chocolate isn’t real chocolate – Yes, we’ve all been lied to. In order to be classified as real chocolate, a product has to contain cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. White “chocolate” contains cocoa butter instead.
Europeans love chocolate – According to the International Cocoa Organization, Europeans account for almost half the world’s chocolate consumption. Its estimated that a Brit, Swiss, or German can eat 11kg of chocolate a year.
You can die if you eat too much chocolate – Chocolate contains high levels of a powerful stimulant called ‘theobromine’. Theobromine poisoning can cause heart failure, seizures, acute kidney damage and dehydration. You have to eat about 22lb of chocolate or 40 bars of Dairy Milk.