Chocolate is a favorite treat enjoyed by many all over the world. It is eaten everywhere as a dessert food or as a quick pick me up to keep people going throughout their day. I bet many people think they have a high chocolate IQ.
However, what do you really know about chocolate? Do you know anything about its history? Do you know how healthy chocolate really is?
If you want to test your knowledge, I suggest taking the quiz below. It is both fun and informative!
Learn what you know and don’t know about chocolate in this Chocolate IQ quiz!
How did you do? Did you learn anything new?
Chocolate is an ancient food found primarily in Central and South America. It was traditionally used as currency, but was also used in marriage ceremonies.
Fermented beverages made from chocolate were made as far back as 1900 BC. However, this drink is a far different than the hot chocolate we enjoy today.
The traditional chocolate beverage was made by the Aztecs and it was a bitter drink made with spices or a corn puree. The Aztecs believed cacao beans were a gift from Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom.
Sugar wasn’t added to chocolate until the 16th century when it was brought to Europe. That is how chocolate is more commonly used today.
What many people do not know is that chocolate comes with a huge list of health benefits. This is especially true if one eats dark chocolate with as little dairy or sugar as possible.
Chocolate’s health benefits include a boost to overall heart health, weight loss, skin protection, reduced depression, mental clarity, and it also naturally stimulates blood flow.
Grab some chocolate today!