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Fun Friday Food Facts, Vol. 47

3rd Dec 2021 - 06:00
Today you will open the third door of your advent calendar and for this edition of Fun Friday Food Facts we explore chocolate.
  • The cocoa beans from which chocolate is made only thrive in tropical zones around the Equator, where the climatic conditions are just right.
  • The first ever solid chocolate bar was made by J. S. Fry & Sons of England in 1847.
  • About 70% of the world's cocoa beans come from four West African countries - Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon.
  • Eighty million chocolate Easter eggs are sold each year, which accounts for 10% of Britain’s annual spending on chocolate. 
  • Snickers, made by Mars, is the best-selling chocolate bar in the world. It was named after the Mars family's favourite horse.
  • The Swiss are the world’s greatest consumers of chocolate, each munching their way through nearly 9kg of the stuff every year.
  • Terry’s produce over 350 million chocolate orange segments per year.
Written by
Edward Waddell