Fun Facts About Chocolate

Chocolate is definitely most people’s favorite dessert. While some prefer dark chocolate, others may prefer milk or even white. But one thing is for sure: no one will ever reject a nice sweet bar of chocolate. So here are some fun facts about our favorite dessert of all time.

Cacao has been used as currency.

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Mesoamerican people appreciated the cacao bean so much that they used it as their currency. At the height of the Aztec civilization, cacao beans were the main currency exchanged in the land. In fact, the beans were so loved by that society that every day the Aztec emperor Montezuma would drink 50 cups of cacao from a golden chalice.