Welcome to World Chocolate Day 2021
Do you perceive chocolate as a fattening indulgence, or maybe it's in the category of self-care / therapy? Did you know that chocolates can actually assist our mind and body in performing various functions? Well, if consumed moderately, of course.
Now who loves dark chocolate? It is considered an ally for our health as it has around 85 percent cocoa and only 15 percent sugar. If consumed two or three times a week, dark chocolate can help us in weight control, and aid on our digestion. Also worthy to note: Chocolate helps with immunity, brain function, cough, memory, heart health and mood. (In moderation, of course.)
Now a few points to ponder:
*The cocoa bean was originated in the Amazon; yet approximately 30 percent of the world's cocoa is grown in Africa.
*Chocolate was used as currency in the Aztec culture.
*According to research, color can affect the perception of taste. Therefore, hot chocolate in an orange cup is believed to have a better taste. Keep in mind we have not tested this theory. We would love to hear whether you find this true, or not.
*According to legend, World Chocolate Day honors the introduction of chocolate into Europe back in 1550.
*It takes 400 cocoa beans to make about one pound of chocolate.
*Each cacao tree produces approximately 2,500 beans.
So, happy World Chocolate Day! Come on down to the store and celebrate in some tasty treats. In all honestly; though, any day is a good day to indulge in our chocolate decadence. We would love to hear about your favorites.
Until next time,
Your Friends at Clara Ida Frances