A little history…
• Chocolate is a processed, typically
sweetened food produced from the
seed of the tropical Theobroma
• The earliest evidence of use traces to
the Mokaya, with evidence of
chocolate beverages dating back
to 1900 BC.
• An early Classic-period (460–480 AD)
Mayan tomb suggests the Maya were
drinking chocolate around 400 AD.
• By the 15th century, the Aztecs
gained control of a large part of
Mesoamerica and adopted cacao into
• Until the 16th century, no European
had ever heard of the popular drink
from the Central and South American
Types of chocolate
Several types of chocolate can be distinguished:
• Pure, unsweetened chocolate
• Milk chocolate
• Sweet chocolate
• Dark chocolate
• White chocolate
• Bittersweet chocolate
• Unsweetened chocolate
• Raw chocolate
Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, the dried and partially
fermented seeds of the cacao evergreen tree native to
the deep tropical region of the Americas.
Why to eat chocolate
• Cocoa or dark chocolate may positively affect
the circulatory system.
• Eating chocolate can help reduce the risk of
certain cardiovascular problems and also reduce
blood pressure in both overweight and normal adults.
• Dark chocolate may lower cholesterol levels in adults.
• Possible effects;anticancer, brain stimulator, cough
• Eases diarrhea symptoms.
Is it dangerous?
• Chocolate is believed to cause hertburn.
• Increases the risk of obesity.
• Can cause some health concerns particularly for
individuals at risk for kidney stones.
• And there is a slight concern of mild lead poisoning for
some types of chocolate.
• On elderly people chocolate might cause osteoporosis.
• Chocolate may be addictive.
Beauty benefits of chocolate
• Helps keeping your skin healthy, glowing and just
• Protect your skin from free radical damage; keeping it
soft, supple and juvenile for long.
• It shields your skin against detrimental UV rays and thus
helps preventing conditions like sunburns and skin
• It sloughs off the dead skin cells and allows the newly
exposed, fresh skin to breathe freely.
• It is also found to be very effective in reducing hair loss.
• Chocolate makes hair super-glossy and voluminous.
• It also helps minimizing the odds of getting scalp
The chocolate industry
• Easter; when moulded chocolate rabbits and eggs are
traditionally given in Christian communities.
• Hanukkah; when chocolate coins are given in Jewish
• Valentine’s Day; chocolate heartsand chocolate in
Chocolate has been the center of several successful book and
• Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
• Like Water for Chocolate
Chocolate and fashion
Chocolate is also used in Fashion Shows all over the world:
• Le Salon du Chocolat
• Chocolate Show London
• Chocolate Fashion Show in New York
• Chocolate fashion show in Paris
10 of the Most Popular
1. Ferrero Rocher
2. Lindt & Sprüngli
10. Kit Kat
Chocolate fun facts
• The smell of chocolateincreases theta brain waves,
which triggers relaxation.
• White Chocolate isn't technically Chocolate, as it
contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.
• The inventor of theChocolate Chip Cookie sold the
idea to Nestle Toll House in return for alifetime
supply of chocolate
• There are Potato Chips Dipped in Milk Chocolate.
• Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth
and protect against tooth decay.
• “Chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”,
which ironically means “bitter water”.
• When men crave food, they tend to crave fat and
salt. When women crave food, they tend to desire
• Apparently chocolate melting in one’s mouth can
cause a more intense and longer-lasting pleasure
• Remember that myth about chocolate causing
acne? It isn’t true and scientists have proved it.
That’s a fact!
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