9 Interesting Facts About Chocolate: A Blog About The Evolution Of Chocolateadmin
When your serotonin and endorphin levels come down, there is one thing that can help. This thing also works as an aphrodisiac, relaxant, and stressbuster. Yes, we are talking about chocolates – the dear old friend that always keeps us happy! As is widely known, these sweet treats come from cacao beans that must be roasted, cracked, winnowed, and processed before transforming into little chunks of sweet happiness.
However, cacao beans do not magically transform into sweet delights overnight. It takes a lot of processing to turn into the form we consume. Packed with antioxidants, they have many health benefits (especially the dark chocolate varieties) giving us more reason to love them, isn’t it? At Bakers’ Fun, we love our chocolates. We love them in our cakes and use them in various ways. Order in a Candy Covered Birthday Cake with delightful surprises of chocolates inside or get the ever-trustworthy Choco Truffle Cake. Our melt-in-mouth range of chocolaty delights is hand-made with love just to make any occasion special.
Since we love our chocolates and know you do too, we decided to share some interesting facts about chocolate.
Table of contents:
- 9 Interesting Facts About Chocolate
- Chocolates are Vegetables, Almost!
- Humans First Tasted Hot Chocolates
- They Help Prevent Tooth Decay
- It Takes Time for Cacao Beans to Grow
- Chocolate Flavours and Numbers
- Coffee Beans were Once Currency
- “Eating Chocolate” Was Invented in Britain
- Cocoa and Cacao – Know the Difference
- Baker’s Chocolate Isn’t Just Another Term
- Frequently asked questions
9 Interesting Facts About Chocolate
1. Chocolates are Vegetables, Almost!
Chocolates are made from cacao beans that grow in tropical cacao trees as pod-like fruits. They are part of the Malvaceaefamily which has other members such as cotton and okra. Isn’t that one of the most amazing chocolate facts you knew?
2. Humans First Tasted Hot Chocolates
A fun fact about chocolate is that the first hot chocolate concoction was brewed by the Aztecs and Mexicans. It didn’t quite taste like our present-day chocolate and had a more bitter taste.
3. They Help Prevent Tooth Decay
Yes, it is true that eating chocolate everyday can cause tooth decay but mindfully eating them, especially dark chocolate can prevent tooth decay. Cocoa beans have antibacterial properties that prevent the growth of cavity-causing bacteria. So, a mindful amount is helpful.
4. It Takes Time for Cacao Beans to Grow
Cacao farmers are patient people;they have to wait for over a year for a cacao tree to bloom. A single cacao tree can help produce about 10 small-sized chocolate bars.
5. Chocolate Flavours and Numbers
Did you know there are over 500 flavours of chocolates? Some we know commonly, while some are unique to a place. We love our quintessential Chocolate Cream Flowers Pastry Cake, what about you?
6. Coffee Beans were Once Currency
A long time back the Aztecs used chocolates – correction – cacao beans – as currency! Of course, this didn’t last long, but wasn’t it cool!
7. “Eating Chocolate” Was Invented in Britain
Do you know who invented chocolate? In 1847, the Fry & Sons shops in England concocted the first “eating chocolate” by combining sugar, cocoa butter and chocolate liquor.
8. Cocoa and Cacao – Know the Difference
Well, there isn’t any difference between the two. These terms can be interchangeably used.
9. Baker’s Chocolate Isn’t Just Another Term
The term Baker’s Chocolate isn’t your regular phrase, it’s a chocolate company, the first chocolate company, started by Dr James Baker and John Hannon in 1785. The company was called Walter Baker Chocolate and that’s when the term Baker’s Chocolate” was first used. That’s the oldest chocolate company known to us.
All these interesting facts about chocolate makes you want to order a yummy chocolate cake, right. What’s life without a little bit of chocolate? Try out our choicest range of chocolate cakes made using delectable dark and white chocolate. We bet you won’t regret the experience. Call to order or visit our website today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Chocolate and Coffee Related?
No, they aren’t. They come from two different plants grown on two different continents. While coffee has African and Arabian origins, cocoa grows mainly in South America.
What are the Types of Chocolate Cakes You Serve?
We have a wide range of chocolate cakes available at Bakers’ Fun. You can try out our Cakes for Her and Cakes for Him range or even our Anniversary Special Cakes.