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.