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The term "nibs" refers to what in chocolate manufacturing?
a. De-shelled cocoa beans
b. Broken pieces
c. Chunks in chocolate
d. Burned portions
De-shelled cocoa beans - The nibs are pureed and mixed with sugar and other ingredients to make a
variety of chocolate products.
Where would find a cacao tree?
c. The Middle East
d. South America
South America - Cacao trees produce seeds, which are the foundation of all chocolate products.
Who were the first users of the cacao bean?
a. The Aztecs
b. The Egyptians
c. The Olmecs
d. The Romans
The Olmecs - The Olmecs were one of the first civilizations in the Americas.
What did the Aztecs believe about chocolate?
a. It was an aphrodisiac
b. It caused skin diseases
c. It could increase fertility
d. It was poisonous
It was an aphrodisiac - Studies show that chocolate creates a chemical reaction in the brain.
Known as the "Chocolate Cream Poisoner", which criminal was
convicted of poisoning chocolate cream?
a. Christina Edmunds
b. Arthur Berkley
c. Mary Churchill
d. Paul Hanson
Christina Edmunds - Christina was purchasing and lacing chocolate creams with strychnine. She then would
return them to unknowing vendors.
Which King created the position, within his court, of "Royal
Chocolate Maker to the King"?
a. Ivan the Terrible
b. Catherine the Great
c. Louis XIV
d. Henry the VIII
Louis XIV - Debauve was the first person to hold this prestigious title.
When was the first chocolate house in London opened?
1657 - This shop was opened on instructions from Charles II.
When was milk chocolate invented?
1875 - Milk chocolate was created by mixing condensed milk and Dutch Cocoa.
Which ancient culture used chocolate as currency?
Mayas - The Aztecs also used chocolate as currency.
Created in October 2011, approximately, how big was the world's
largest chocolate bar?
a. 5, 000 pounds
b. 12, 000 pounds
c. 2, 000 pounds
d. 8, 000 pounds
12, 000 pounds - Made by Thornton's PLC, the gigantic bar weighed 12, 770 pounds.
Which country eats the most chocolate per person per year?
Switzerland - According to a study by the Chocolate Manufacturers Association, people in Switzerland eat
about 10.14 kg per person per year.
On average, how tall does a cocoa tree grow?
a. Over 45 feet
b. Over 30 feet
c. Over 25 feet
d. Over 10 feet
Over 45 feet - Trees, which are grown as crops, are pruned, so they rarely reach 25 feet.
Which of the following items did Coenraad J. Van Houten invent?
a. Chocolate bar
b. Chocolate press
c. Chocolate bunny
d. Chocolate chips
Chocolate press - Houten invented the press in the 19th century.
Which military commander insisted that chocolate be brought on
every military campaign?
Napoleon - Napoleon also insisted in bringing wine along.
When did Hershey open his first factory?
1871 - Milton Hershey opened his first factory when he was only 19.
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