Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Hazelnut. Hazelnut has 3, Orange and Toffee has 2, Strawberry has 1.
4. 3 are hazelnut, 1 is coconut.
|Most of the sweets have pictures on the wrappers (a man in a tall hat and a woman in a bonnet), which one is the only one to feature both figure heads side-by-side?||Magic Moments of Chocolate
Toffee Penny. Consists entirely of toffee.
Finger. The Toffee Penny is the only sweet not to involve chocolate.
2 . Hazelnut Eclair and Coconut Eclair.
Orange Chocolate Crunch. One of two orange flavoured chocs in the box.
January. No sooner have the Christmas decorations come down, and the last mince pie eaten, when we are already being reminded that Easter is 'only 4 months away'. One year's output of Cadbury's Creme Eggs weighs more than 1,500 African elephants.
Unless otherwise cited, the chocofacts on this quiz can be found at bbc.co.uk Happy munching :)
|What name is given to the selection of fun- size versions of the standard size chocolate bars, that is sold in 500g and 1kg size drums?||Fabulous 'Cadburys' Chocolate!
Miniature heroes. Contains mini Fudge, Twirl, Time Out, Dream, Caramel, Nuts about Caramel, Dairy Milk and Picnic bars.
Why are miniature chocolate bars referred to as 'fun size'? I think the bigger ones are much more fun :)
Bournville. Bournville chocolate is named after the area where the factory, Cadburyland, is situated. A suburb of Birmingham, UK, it's worth a visit, as many free samples are included. Visit www.birminghamuk.com/cadburyworld.htm for details.
A glass and a half. Enough Cadbury's Dairy Milk is sold each year to cover 430 football (soccer) pitches.
|What specialty bar, sold in 100g bars only in the UK, consists of dark chocolate, and is filled with rum and raisin flavour centre?||Fabulous 'Cadburys' Chocolate!
Old Jamaica. Cadbury's uses over 50,000 tonnes of cocoa beans every year to make chocolate - enough to fill the Royal Albert Hall four times over.
Crunchie. 'Get that Friday Feeling' was a popular advertising slogan for the Crunchie, which is still used today. Read the label on your chocolate and look for the percent of cocoa content. In general, the higher the percentage, the better the quality of chocolate, although more than 72 percent cocoa may be too chocolatey even for the biggest chocoholic!
'Hare and the Tortoise'. Anyone who took the advice of the advertising slogan `A Mars a Day Helps You Work Rest And Play', which started in 1959, would have eaten nearly six tonnes of Mars bars by now. Mars also make Galaxy, Snickers, Ripple and Milky Way, amongst others. They are the main rivals to Cadbury in the UK.
Turkish Delight. Turkish Delight was made by Fry's until 2000.
The botanical name for the cacao tree (from which chocolate derives) means the "food of the gods". Cacao trees produce pods, each of which contains 20 to 50 cacao beans.There are different varieties of cacao beans with different flavours, much the same as there are different varieties of grapes which produce different wines. (www.chocolatesandfudge.com)
Whole Nut. Eat that chocolate! According to www.raisingkids.co.uk,
"Recent research from Argentina suggests a chocolate-rich diet reduces damage to blood fats caused by free radicals.
In another study, volunteers who consumed 37g of chocolate a day showed increases in plasma prostacyclin levels, and reduction in leukotriene levels". Now you can eat it, guilt free. 37g, by the way, is one normal sized bar.
Yes. Without going too deeply into it, the short answer is yes. Chocolate does contain pharmacologically active substances that have the same effect on the brain as marijuana.
|Sugar. Alright, you have me there. Chocolate does contain sugar, a lot of it. But is it true that chocolate is lower on the glycemic index than sugar by itself?||A Chocolate-Covered Quiz
Yes. The glycemic index rates how quickly sugar is released into the bloodstream, and thus how easily it is utilized by the body as energy. Any number below 50 on the index is considered good because the body will utilize that glucose being released. Milk chocolate has a G.I. of 45.
|We've all heard the same story over and over again: "Don't eat that chocolate, you'll get fat!" But, is it true? Will chocolate make you fat? If we were to have a 2 ounce bar of chocolate, how much of our caloric intake would that be?||A Chocolate-Covered Quiz
7 to 14 percent. So, if you have only that one chocolate bar a day, that's a lot of calories (about 200) but still fewer calories than if we have a handful of peanuts or several cookies. One of the big differences being that chocolate is satiating- you feel full after consuming some. However, cookies are primarily carbohydrates, which trigger insulin production in the body. This in turn causes you to feel hungry again after a short period. Thus, you may eat more than you intended.
|Of course, there is a downside to every good story. Is it true that chocolate is high in sodium?||A Chocolate-Covered Quiz
No. Luckily, this is false. Not only is chocolate low in sodium, it is high in potassium, which is important in keeping the body's level of sodium down.
|When you have your morning cup of joe, do you realize that you are taking in anywhere between 60 and 90 milligrams of caffeine? What if you decided to forgo that coffee for a 2 ounce chocolate bar? How much caffeine would you find?||A Chocolate-Covered Quiz
38 milligrams. So, phooey on all those who say chocolate is high in caffeine! Did you also know that chocolate contains other forms of weaker stimulants such as theobromine? Theobromine has been found to be a muscle relaxant, and it can help, in a mild way, to lower blood pressure. By the way, it is theobromine in chocolate that makes it dangerous for dogs and cats to eat.
|While we know the yummy benefits to eating chocolate, is it true that chocolate could indirectly help the environment?||A Chocolate-Covered Quiz
Yes. Cocoa trees have traditionally been found under the canopy of the rainforests. Chocolate companies have, over time, tried to mimic this growing the cocoa trees in plantations to increase production. But recently, studies have found that cocoa beans produced in the rainforest are far superior to these "home-grown" versions. Because of this, some chocolate manufacturers have begun campaigning to save the rainforest. Now that's an environmental cause to support!
|We all know that there is nothing like the sweet taste of chocolate on your tongue, but what about the scent of chocolate? How can the smell of chocolate help you?||A Chocolate-Covered Quiz
slows brain waves. While smelling chocolate does make you feel good, scientifically it has been proven to slow brain waves. What does that mean for you? Most of the time our brains operate at a frequency called beta waves. When brain activity slows to alpha waves we feel calm and alert. Bring on the chocolate after that stress-filled, two-hour commute!
|Chocolate brings out intense emotions in people; one survey found that 50 percent of women would choose chocolate over making love. What emotional feeling does eating chocolate mimic?||A Chocolate-Covered Quiz
being in love. According to the research of psychoanalysts, women release phenylethylamine (PEA) into the brain when they are in love. PEA is an endorphin, and chocolate is chock full of PEAs.
|We've all heard the health benefits of a single glass of red wine a day can have for you. Does a bar of chocolate have the same amount of antioxidants that that glass of wine has?||A Chocolate-Covered Quiz
Yes. Yes, indeed it does! Five fluid ounces of red wine and a 1.5 ounce chocolate bar both contain about 200 milligrams of polyphenols. Polyphenols are very potent antioxidants found in such things as dark grape juice, tea, and chocolate.
John Major . Since opened by Prime Minister The Rt. Hon. John Major, Cadbury's World became a major tourist attraction, welcoming over 400,000 visitors every year.
|Which leading chocolate assortment designed as a "thank you" gift and made for sharing was launched in 1938? ||Chocolate - Cadbury's World
Roses . Roses were launched in 1938 in a carton with the distinctive blue pack and red rose design, based on the popular "Dorothy Bag" of the time. Cadbury sells over 13,000 tonnes of Roses chocolates a year.
Wispa. Wispa is a modern success story. The production of this bar uses modern technology to control the size of the bubbles in the chocolate to within 0.2-0.3mm. Cadbury's Wispa machinery can make 1680 bars a minute. Following its sensational launch in 1981, it soon became a major brand.
Crunchie. Crunchie was created in 1929 and is made at Cadbury's Somerdale factory at a rate of 5 miles every hour. Random fact: If all the Crunchies eaten in one year were placed end to end they would reach all they way from Bournville to Bangkok and back!
1915. Milk Tray was introduced in 1915 in open boxes arranged on wooden trays. Today, with its distinctive purple and gold cartons and popularised by the "Man in Black" television adverts, its one of the most popular chocolate assortments.
|How many acres and houses did the Bournville Building Estate own when established by George Cadbury in 1900?||Chocolate - Cadbury's World
330 acres and 300 houses. George never intended Bournville to become a "factory" village, he wanted to provide houses for a wide range of people and create a mixed community. Only the first houses in Bournville were exclusively for factory employees, the foremen and other essential workers.