Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Trivia Tuesday

I know some of you look forward to reading our excursions for fatty and delicious food in my regularly scheduled Fat Friday blog post (usually appearing on Mondays), but yesterday was spent dress shopping for my upcoming wedding (and yes, I did find THE perfect dress! Pictures, however, will have to wait until after the ceremony...).  And I can't really blog about Fat Friday on Trivia Tuesday, right? Where is the logic in that? But I will happily share with you tomorrow our adventures in eating.

Today, however, we turn our attention to Trivia Tuesday, and coincidently, there are two things to report on today, which sometimes go hand in hand.

Hershey's Chocolate was founded today in 1894, bringing chocolate and candy for all the world to enjoy. Known for their Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Jolly Ranchers, Twizzlers, and Ice Breakers, they are perhaps best loved for their little Kisses. It is not uncommon to find many of these sweet treats hidden around our kitchen (I'm the chocolate lover and Matt has the sweet tooth). Of course, with Valentine's Day right around the corner, what better time to promote chocolate for your very own sweetheart...
Some interesting facts about chocolate that you may or may not already know:
  • West Africa is the source of 70% of the world's cocoa beans.
  • Milton Stavely Hershey first became rich selling caramels. He sold his caramel business in 1900 for $1 million and started making milk chocolate.
  • American consumers average 10-12 pounds of chocolate a year, while in the UK they eat almost twice that amount.
  • Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40% of the world's almonds and 20% of the world's peanuts. (2008)
  • U.S. chocolate manufacturers use about 3.5 million pounds of whole milk every day to make chocolate.
  • More chocolate is consumed in winter than any other season.
Now try your skills by taking the Hershey's Challenge! It's a tricky one... I only scored 5/10. Let me know how you do!

Oh, right... today is also known as Toothache Day! 'Nuf said!


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