Chocolate Facts – 50 Interesting Facts About Chocolates

Interesting facts about chocolates

Benjamin Franklin used to sell chocolate in his print shop in Philadelphia.

50% of adults in America prefer chocolate to other flavors.

Each cocoa tree produces nearly 2,500 beans.

As cocoa trees are delicate, 30% of the crop is destroyed every year.

5 million pounds of whole milk is used by U.S. chocolate manufacturers to make white chocolate.

3 million tons of cocoa beans are turned into chocolate products each year.

70% of the cocoa comes from West Africa.

Chocolate has more than 600 flavor compounds.

Joseph Fry invented the chocolate bar in 1847.

The chocolate industry is worth around $110 billion per year.