Chocolate's Popularity Facts - Chocolate in Popular Culture
Here are some facts about chocolate as one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world:
In the homeland of Chocolate, Central and South Asia, this sweet food (then used only in the form of drink) had an important religious significance. Mayan
and Aztec culture thought of it as a drink that was given to us by gods.
When it arrived in Europe, chocolate vas very expensive because it had to be imported by boats from the Tropics, and its processing was complicated. This
made chocolate a very important status symbol of the wealthy, which made it even more desirable to the general European population.
Gifting or eating molded chocolate has become tradition in many modern cultures. The most famous are chocolate bunnies and eggs at Easter, snowmen on
Christmas, hearts at Valentine Day and white chocolate in Japan on Valentine Day.
One of the most famous children novels of all time is 1964s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. This book was adapted into several live
action films, most recently in 2005.
1999 novel Chocolat by Joanne Harris was also adapted into film, which received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress
Swiss chocolate manufacturer Milka ihas one of the world’s most famous brands – purple cow.
Currently two most popular chocolate bar brands are Kit-Kat, with Mars Bars. Both of them appeared in countless movies and TV shows.