As you may, or may not know, World Chocolate Day was just celebrated on Sunday, July 7th! World Chocolate Day is a huge deal for chocolate lovers of all kinds, all over the world. However, there is a lot you don't know about that delicious treat everyone loves so much...
First, it takes SO much longer to make than you think. It takes around 400 cacao beans just to make 1 pound of chocolate! That's about one year for one tree to make 10 chocolate bars. Cacao trees are very fragile as well, which makes maintenance very challenging and time consuming.
Next, it's *technically* a fruit, so it's healthy- right? Cacao beans - that chocolate is made out of - grows on trees: just like fruit- so it must be good for you.
FUN FACT: Did you know the world's heaviest chocolate bar weights over 12,700 pounds?! That's about 6 tons of chocolate.
Treat yourself to some chocolate today!