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Saturday Silliness - Chocolate facts

Saturday, January 30, 2010 Posted by Rita A

Did you Know.....

Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.

Mars says it will decode the DNA of the cacao tree within 5 years leading to making crops more resistant and producing higher quality cocoa.

Chocolate syrup was used for the blood in the famous shower scene in the Alfred Hitchcock movie 'Psycho'. The scene lasts for about 45 seconds in the movie, but took 7 days to film.

Chocolate supposedly made its film debut when Jean Harlow ate candy in the 1933 comedy 'Dinner at Eight'.

The fruit of the Cacao tree grow directly from the trunk. They look like small melons, and the pulp inside contains 20 to 50 seeds or beans. It takes about 400 beans to make a pound of chocolate

In the U.S. chocolate candy outsells all other types of candy combined, by 2 to 1.

Information provided by Food Reference

I am going on a chocolate run. Enjoy your day!