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All about Chocolate

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never
know what you’re going to get.” (Forrest Gump)

Content

(1) History of Chocolate
(2) Production of Chocolate
(3) Prejudices and Truth
(4) Chocolate in everyday life

) • Cocoa beans were also used as money . Where does Cocoa come from? • First people who made chocolate were the Mayas and the Aztecs • They drank chocolate as a bitter and spicy beverage called “xocoatl” (“bitter water”) • Chocolate played an important role in their social and religious life • It symbolized life and fertility and was also used as medicine • It was a drink for wealthy and important people (royalty. priests. etc.

Some Dates 1674: The first solid chocolate in a stick form had been sold End of 17th century: chocolate came to Germany  first pralines were made by a German cook  a tax was imposed by Frederick I of Prussia 1792: A chocolate factory was opened in Berlin 1875: The first milk chocolate was put on the market .Chocolate in Europe .

Flow Diagram of Chocolate Production Step 1: cocoa beans Step 2: shell and nibs Step 3: cocoa powder Step 4: plain chocolate .

It all starts from a tree – a cocoa tree. cocoa farmers harvests the pods they used a long handle knife to cut them down. .1.

.The farmers then cut the pods open to reveal cocoa beans covered in pulp.• 2.

. Then farmers then lay banana leaves on the ground and they then leave them to ferment for seven days.3. This makes the beans change colour and gives them their chocolate flavour.

they put them on a drying table. .4.After they have been fermented.

When the drying is complete they take the beans in a sack Then the sack get sealed.5. loaded onto ships and transported across the world. .

Table of Prejudices and Truth Prejudice Reason Truth migraine large doses of tyramine only small quantity .

mass-produced chocolate # dark chocolate (> 70%) . Table of Prejudices and Truth Prejudice Reason Truth migraine large doses of tyramine only small quantity obesity sugar * a lot of sugar # less sugar  no correlation *cheap.

Table of Prejudices and Truth Prejudice Reason Truth migraine large doses of tyramine only small quantity obesity sugar * a lot of sugar # less sugar  no correlation acne no correlation between acne and chocolate proved *cheap. mass-produced chocolate # dark chocolate (> 70%) .

Table of Prejudices and Truth Prejudice Reason Truth migraine large doses of tyramine only small quantity obesity sugar * a lot of sugar # less sugar  no correlation acne no correlation between acne and chocolate proved tooth decay Tannin counteracts *lot of tannins enzyme  caries # calcium and fluoride  fortification *cheap. mass-produced chocolate # dark chocolate (> 70%) .

Table of Prejudices and Truth Prejudice Reason Truth migraine large doses of tyramine only small quantity obesity sugar * a lot of sugar # less sugar  no correlation acne no correlation between acne and chocolate proved tooth decay Tannin counteracts *lot of tannins enzyme  caries # calcium and fluoride  fortification allergy allergy is rare (exception: traces of nuts) *cheap. mass-produced chocolate # dark chocolate (> 70%) .

Table of Prejudices and Truth Prejudice Reason Truth migraine large doses of tyramine only small quantity obesity sugar * a lot of sugar # less sugar  no correlation acne no correlation between acne and chocolate proved tooth decay Tannin counteracts *lot of tannins enzyme  caries # calcium and fluoride  fortification allergy allergy is rare (exception: traces of nuts) addiction no evidence proved (only delight and desire) *cheap. mass-produced chocolate # dark chocolate (> 70%) .

Advertising .

Advertising For adults filled with For children filled with alcohol milk cream .

fun. Advertising For adults and kids  “play. tension and chocolate” .

Films .

Films .

and he gave him three wishes. but woman sure can. (unknown) . Chocolate is. and he opened it and out popped a genie. far more reliable than a man. let’s face it. (Linda Grayson. Then he wished for a convertible. Love is a substitute for chocolate. and poof! there was a convertible. The guy wished a million dollars and poof! there was a million dollars. except a good friend with chocolate. (Miranda Ingram) • Man cannot live on chocolate alone. he wished he could be irresistible to all women … poof! He turned into a box of chocolates. Quotations about Chocolate • There is nothing better than a good friend. And then. (unknown) • This guy found a bottle on the ocean. “The Pickwick Papers”) • It is not that chocolates are a substitute for love.

(Deanna Troi in “Star Trek”) • Simply put … everybody has a price. nutrition researcher) • I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. mine is chocolate! (unknown) . Quotations about Chocolate • Chemically speaking. It may not be true. but do I dare take the chance? (unknown) • I never met a chocolate I didn’t like. chocolate really is the world’s perfect food. (Michael Levine.