Regardless of the occasion, gifting chocolates is never a bad idea. However, everything requires an upgrade from time to time, which is how chocolate bouquets came about as a lovely looking and even better tasting novelty.
Apart from being able to choose from different types of chocolate, the colour of the wrapping paper and ribbons can furthermore add to the uniqueness of this gift, be it a get well soon chocolate bouquet, a birthday one, a Valentine’s day gift, or some other special occasion. White chocolates, milk chocolates, dark chocolates are just some of the most basic types you can choose from.
Except for being versatile in those aspects, these bouquets are also something you can count on regardless of the gender and age of the giftee (with the exclusion of small children, of course). For instance, a get well soon chocolate bouquet can be the perfect gift for both men and women, young and old alike.
Also, along with a congratulating, thank you or get well card, you furthermore personalize your gift and make it more interesting by adding a list of some fun facts about chocolate, so your lovely person can amuse themselves while learning something new about their favourite dessert.
Chocolate comes from the ‘Theobroma cacao’ tree which is also known as food of the gods.
The word chocolate comes from the Aztec word ‘xocoatl’ which referred to their spicy drink made of cocoa beans.
It is believed that the ancient Maya are the first people who regularly grew cocoa trees and drink chocolate.
In that time cocoa was used as currency as it was considered to be more worthy than gold dust.
It is said that by smelling a bar of chocolate, the theta brain waves are increased which explains the feeling of relaxation.
It takes around 400 cacao beans to make 450gr of chocolate.
Chocolate is the only edible substance that can melt around 32°C which is way below the human body temperature. This explains the fact why chocolate can melt immediately in our mouth.
Dark chocolates have higher caffeine content, so consequently, the darker the chocolate, the higher the caffeine.
According to the International Cocoa Oganization, Europeans eat almost half the world’s chocolate consumption. It has been said that the average Swiss, Brit and German eat 11kgs of chocolate a year.
The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold his idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
Nutella was invented by an Italian pastry maker during WWII. He mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his cocoa supply.
A pair of British confectioners invented solid chocolate in 1847 by combining cocoa butter, sugar and chocolate liquor.
Cocoa and cacao refers to the same thing.
Even the French leader Napoleon loved chocolate. He even demanded for wine and chocolate to be available to him and his advisers even during some intense military campaigns.
The Milky Way candy bars are not named after the galaxy. Their name came from the melted milkshakes.
Except for the three main types of chocolate – milk, white and dark, there is a fourth type – the blond variety or also known as caramelised white chocolate.
While milk and dark chocolates are made of cocoa beans, white chocolate is made of cocoa butter.
While milk chocolate is tastier, it’s the dark chocolate that is considered healthier. Unlike milk and white chocolate, this one is full of antioxidants. By eating dark chocolate on a daily basis, you can reduce the risk of heart disease by one-third. Dark chocolate can also improve the blood flow and lower the blood pressure as well. As an addition, it can also improve brain function.
Chocolate is poisonous to dogs due to the theobromine compound.
Although it’s commonly considered that mice adore cheese, when offered the choice, they actually refer chocolate over cheese.
The film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was actually financed by Quaker Oats to promote the new Wonka Bar Candy. This is why the name was ended up being that instead of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’.