Friday, July 28, 2023

just for fun - Today is National Milk Chocolate Day!

As they say on the National Day site, "When solid chocolate is combined with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk; it’s known as milk chocolate. Milk chocolate is the most popular member of the chocolate family." So, today I thought I'd share some fun chocolate facts with you from the Whitaker's site . . . did you know . . . 

    1. The origins of chocolate date back to the ancient Mesoamerican civilizations.
    2. Cacao beans were once used as a form of currency.
    3. The first chocolate bar was created in 1847.
    4. Switzerland has the highest per capita chocolate consumption.
    5. The invention of the chocolate chip cookie was an accident.
    6. Cacao trees can live up to 100 years.
    7. Chocolate can help improve cognitive function.
    8. Chocolate can help improve athletic performance.
    9. Chocolate can help lower blood pressure.
    10. The largest chocolate sculpture ever made weighed over 22,000 pounds.
You will find thirty more fun facts at this link. Did you notice how chocolate is actually good for you! So, celebrate National Milk Chocolate Day - enjoy some chocolate!

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