Popularity of Chocolate

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 cultures considered it a drink is given to us by gods.
  • When it arrived in Europe, chocolate was very expensive because it had to be imported by boats from the Tropics, and its processing was complicated. This made chocolate a significant status symbol of the wealthy, which made it even more desirable to the general European population.
  • Gifting or eating molded chocolate has become a tradition in many modern cultures. The most famous are chocolate bunnies and eggs at Easter, snowmen on Christmas, hearts on Valentine's Day, and white chocolate in Japan on Valentine's Day.
  • One of the most famous children's 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 a film, which received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress, and more.
  • Swiss chocolate manufacturer Milka has 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.
Chocolate Wfer Fingers
Chocolate Wfer Fingers
Pancakes with Chocolate
Chocolate Cakewith Rasberry Sauce and Cottage Cheese