Chocolate Facts & Miscellany
The theobromine in chocolate is good for us, but not for our pets. It is toxic to dogs, cats, parrots and other domestic animals.
Chocolate’s melting point – just below body temperature – is what makes it so irresistible when it slowly melts in the mouth (like a kiss!) and releases its flavors. This melting point is also why cocoa butter is used in body lotions, lipstick and other cosmetics.
One cacao pod contains between 30-50 seeds. A one-ounce bar of milk chocolate requires 4 seeds; one ounce of dark chocolate requires 12 seeds.
The quality of chocolate does not depend on the percentage of cacao but the quality of the beans used.
Chocolate proverb: Nine out of ten people like chocolate, and the tenth is probably lying!