Chocolate Crisp is the BumbleBar of the Month! Check out 30 Fun Facts about Chocolate

Chocolate Crisp BumbleBars are May’s bar of the month! They’re on sale and 35% for the next 18 days. That’s $11.99 a box marked down from $18.00 and $144.00 per master case marked down from $180.00. In honor of Chocolate Crisp this May, we thought it might be fun to share some fun facts about chocolate and cacao. While our facility, as well as all of our BumbleBars, are certified vegan, we still love the taste of chocolate. Reading this list will make you want some, so be sure to have a Chocolate Crisp BumbleBar close by while you read!

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  1. It takes a year for a cocoa tree to produce enough pods to make just 10 chocolate bars.

  2. Theobroma cacao, the scientific name for the cacao tree means “food of the gods”
  3. Chocolate gives you a more intense mental high kissing.
  4. The biggest chocolate bar ever weighed 12,770 pounds.
  5. German chocolate cake isn’t German, but actually got its name from inventor Sam German.Chocolate, Chocolate Crisp BumbleBar, Chocolate Crisp, BumbleBar, BumbleBars, Cacao, Gluten Free, Organic
  6. Chocolate bars have about 10 milligrams of caffeine in them and the darker the bar, the higher the caffeine content. 

  7. Valentine’s Day makes up for 5% of the year’s chocolate sales in America. 
  8. The smell of chocolate triggers relaxation in the brain. 
  9. White chocolate isn’t actually chocolate.
  10. It takes 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate.Chocolate, Chocolate Crisp BumbleBar, Chocolate Crisp, BumbleBar, BumbleBars, Cacao, Gluten Free, Organic
  11. The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle for a lifetime supply of chocolate.

  12. Americans collectively eat 100 pounds of chocolate every second.
  13. Eating dark chocolate daily reduces your risk for heart disease by 33%.
  14. Chocolate protects against tooth decay. 
  15. Chocolate was first consumed as a drink in Mexican and Aztec cultures.Chocolate, Chocolate Crisp BumbleBar, Chocolate Crisp, BumbleBar, BumbleBars, Cacao, Gluten Free, Organic
  16. Cocoa was used as currency in the height of Aztec civilization.

  17. Milk chocolate was invented in Switzerland.
  18. 70% of the world’s supply of Cacao comes from Africa.
  19. Cacao trees can have a lifespan of up to 200 years. 
  20. In that long lifespan, cacao trees only produce beans for about 25 years.Chocolate, Chocolate Crisp BumbleBar, Chocolate Crisp, BumbleBar, BumbleBars, Cacao, Gluten Free, Organic
  21. Chocolate melts so easily because it is the only food that melts just below the human body temperature at 93 degrees.

  22. On average, cacao trees produce 2,500 beans 
  23. The Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 cups of cacao a day.
  24. Europe is responsible for more than half of the world’s chocolate consumption.
  25. The invention of the chocolate chip cookie was an accident.Chocolate, Chocolate Crisp BumbleBar, Chocolate Crisp, BumbleBar, BumbleBars, Cacao, Gluten Free, Organic
  26. Hershey’s Makes 70 million chocolate kisses a day.

  27. Chocolate bars have actually only been around since 1847.
  28. The yearly global chocolate industry is worth $75 billion.
  29. Studies have shown that consumers are more likely to buy something from a store that smells like chocolate. 
  30. The Brussels airport is the biggest chocolate seller in the world. 

If you liked these, check out our blog post 30 Fun Facts About Peanuts!

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