Tuesday, August 30, 2011

10 Fun Chocolate Facts

Fun Chocolate Facts

1. More than twice as many women crave chocolate, than men do.  Milk chocolate is our favorite flavor of chocolate.

2. The United States produces more chocolate than any other country.

3. If you are depressed, have some chocolate!  It produces the mild effects of an anti-depressant in the brain.

4. Despite the high fat content, chocolate doesn't appear to raise blood cholesterol levels.

5. Every American and Russian space voyage has included chocolate bars.

6. More than 7 billion chocolate chips are eaten annually.

7. Napoleon carried chocolate with him, which he ate as a pick me up.

8. Allergies to chocolate are very uncommon.

9. The shelf life of a chocolate bare is one year.

10. White chocolate, contains no chocolate and has no caffeine.

I have been traveling a lot lately.  One of the things I enjoy when I travel is reading news papers from the different cities I am in.  The first pages I turn to is the Food sections.  I love to read about food!  There are so many interesting food tips and facts.

I think foodies are taking over the world!  Almost every magazine now features a recipe, or an article about a restaurant, or about unique food items.  I will be going home with my computer bag stuffed with all the articles that caught my eye.

Do you tear articles out of magazines and the news paper too?
Do you have an interesting food fact or tip you can share?

On Friday, I will be posting my  recipe for,
Slow Cooker Chocolate Lava Cake

Visit my friends blogs!

You will love Bo and his blog,  Bo's Bowl.  Not only does he host great giveaways,  his recipes are incredible!  One visit to his blog and you will see why I faithfully follow it.

Also visit my friend Pam's blog, Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner,  for more great recipes!  Once you read her blog, she will be your friend too!


  1. I hate white chocolate now I know why. Dark chocolate I could live on!!!! Diane

  2. Fun facts, Linda! I agree with the milk chocolate. Yes, on trips all over the country, I've always bought the local newspapers just to look at the food section. And I check out food articles and recipes in magazines too and have a folder full of clippings.

    Here's a rice tip: Add a few drops of lemon juice in the water before boiling the rice to make rice whiter.

  3. Diane, Dark chocolate is good for you! You picked the good chocolate to love!

    Great rice tip, Pam!

  4. That was a fun Chocolate post Linda; I prefer dark chocolate and really don't care for white chocolate. Yes I used to often sneak out a recipe from a magazine; now I ususally manage to find it on the internet. Coming back Friday for that lava cake recipe.

  5. I never really crave chocolate...I prefer white chocolate.

  6. Rita, They say the most popular chocolate is milk chocolate, but I think they may need to redo their surveys and contact you and Pam. Dark chocolate seems to be gaining on it.

    Bo, You are proving number one on the list to be true. LOL!

  7. Linda, I've always enjoyed reading the tips u post here. Thks for sharing & have a good day!