Wednesday, 27 June 2007

FREAKY FACTS... Mmmm chocolate

1) Chocolate does melt in your mouth. Its melting point is 36 degrees Celsius, which is about the temperature of your tongue.
2) By eating 42.5 grams of milk chocolate, you get the same amount of protective compounds as in a 141-gram glass of Cabernet Sauvignon.
3) Chocolate manufacturers use 40% of the world’s almonds and 20% of the world’s peanuts.
4) The dull white film that appears on the surface of chocolate is called fat bloom. This is a problem of appearance only, as the chocolate is still edible.
5) About 28 grams of milk chocolate contains 6mg of caffeine, little more than the amount found in a cup of decaffeinated coffee.

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