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Amusing Facts about Chocolate

1. It is a known fact that chocolate has caffeine in it. But did you know that you
would have to eat more then a dozen chocolatebars
to get the same amount of caffeine from a cup of coffee? There are
about 5 to 10 mg's of caffeine in one ounce of bitterchocolate,
5 mgs in milk chocolate, and
10mgs in a six-ounce cup of cocoa.

2. Chocolate is actually a valuable energy
source. A singlechocolate chip
can provide enough energy for an adult human to walk 150 ft.

3. Chocolate has great health
benefits. It helps with depression, high
blood pressure, Tumors and Pre-menstrual syndromes.

4. Chocolate does not cause or aggravate
acne, this is a myth.

5. One ounce of baking chocolate or cocoa contains 10% of the
daily recommended intake of iron.

6. Chocolate can be deadly for dogs. Chocolate contains an ingredient called
"Theobromine" which can be toxic to a dogs
central nervous system and cardiac muscles. 

7. People spend more than $7 billion dollars a year onchocolate.

8. The per capita consumption of chocolate indicates that each person
consumes 12 pounds of chocolate each year.

9. Milk Chocolate is the most preferred type of chocolate, however dark chocolate is especially popular among men.

10. In Alfred Hitchcock's movie "Psycho" chocolate syrup was used to indicate blood in the famous shower scene.

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