Twelve interesting facts about chocolate

July 7, 2016

An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on 6th July 2016, written by the Oxford Reference marketing team.

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

'Perhaps one of the most popular sweets around the world is chocolate. This versatile and delicious food can be enjoyed as anything from a warm drink to a crunchy bar, or even a dense, flourless cake. But whatever its form, while you are savoring each bite of chocolaty goodness, keep in mind that behind the sweet flavor is a long and dynamic history that has travelled across oceans and transcended cultural boundaries. In fact the tale of the cacao bean is one filled with conquest, experimentation, and technological innovation, all on a global scale. It has been touched and moulded by everyone from sixteenth century sailors to the workers of the industrial revolution.

So, as you savor the sweet taste of history, learn about what it took to make your favorite food by reading these fun facts about chocolate.'

Discover more: Read the rest of the article on the OUPblog.

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