- The word "Chocolate" comes from the Aztec word "xocolatl", meaning "bitter water."
- Some of the earliest European cocoa-makers were apothecaries seeking medicinal uses of the plant.
- Each pod is about the size of a pineapple and holds thirty to fifty seeds - enough to make about seven milk chocolate or two dark chocolate bars.
- The seeds of the cacao tree grow not on the end of its branches, but directly off the branches and the trunk.
3.3 - billion lbs. - The amount of chocolate eaten in the U.S. in the year 2000!
51% - the percentage of Americans who choose what chocolate they eat by the shape of the piece
40% - the percentage of women who regularly crave chocolate
15% - the percentage of men who regularly crave chocolate5, 026 - pounds - the weight of the largest chocolate bar ever made, According to the Guiness World Book of Records. It was produced by Elah-Dufour United Food Companies at Turin, Italy, in March 2000.