World Chocolate Day: 8 Sweet Facts about Chocolate

If you are looking for an excuse to eat chocolate look no further because today is World Chocolate Day!

  1. World Chocolate Day, sometimes referred to as International Chocolate Day, is an observance that occurs globally every year on July 7. The celebration of the day includes the consumption of chocolate. Chocolate was introduced to Europe on July 7, 1550.
  2. The United States celebrates International Chocolate Day on September 13. National Chocolate Day is celebrated two times a year, first on October 28 and then again on December 28. That’s plenty of days to indulge.
  3. Eating dark chocolate every day reduces the risk of heart disease by one-third.
  4. A lethal dosage of chocolate for a human being is about 22 pounds.
  5. Chocolate has an anti-bacterial effect on the mouth and protects against tooth decay.
  6. The Swiss are the biggest consumers of chocolate in the world eating just under 20 pounds of chocolate annually. In contrast, the average American eats about 9.5 pounds of chocolate each year.
  7. White chocolate is not technically chocolate as it contains no cocoa solids or cocoa liquor.
  8. 100 pounds of chocolate is consumed in the U.S. every second.

Now that you’ve expanded your chocolate knowledge, it’s time to indulge! Shop Sconza Chocolates.