Not Just Yummy, but Interesting too!

By First Posted: Oct 24, 2007 Wed 10:30 AM Updated: Dec 7, 2007 Fri 12:26 AM

Chocolates! Those yummy delights! How we just LOVE chocolates! But did you know that there is much more to these mouth-watering delicacies than just the sweet, melt-in-the-mouth tastes?

Apart from it being addictive, did you know that it has less caffeine that coffee? You would have to eat more than a dozen Cadbury Bars to get the amount of caffeine in one cup of coffee!

Chocolate has long been heralded for its value as an energy source. A single chocolate chip gives sufficient food energy for an adult to walk 150 feet. This means, it would take only about 35 chocolate chips to go a mile, and about 875,000 for an around-the-world hike! It is reported that Napoleon carried chocolate with him on his military campaigns, and always ate it when he needed quick energy.

Although chocolate is not an aphrodisiac, it contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love. Hence, heartbreak and loneliness are great excuses for chocolate overindulgence!

Its a common myth that chocolate aggravates acne. Experiments have found that consumption of chocolate even frequent daily dietary intake had no effect on the incidence of acne.

Chocolate can be lethal to dogs. Theobromine, an ingredient that stimulates the cardiac muscle and the central nervous system, causes chocolates toxicity.

Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcocks movie, "Psycho" which actually took 7 days to shoot.

Chocolate has over 500 flavour components, more than twice the amount found in strawberry and vanilla!

Now, every time you dig a big bite into a yummy bar of chocolate, think of these amusing facts, and share them with your friends along with the chocolate (And if you dont want to share the yummy bit, you can just get away by sharing an interesting bit of interesting fact about it).

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