In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as “The Candy Bar Strike”.
Right before WW2, the US created the “Logan Bar,” a chocolate bar that deliberately tasted “a little better than a boiled potato” as an emergency ration to prevent soldiers from snacking on it outside of emergency situations.
During World War 2, Hershey made a bar for US soldiers that was meant to taste so bad, soldiers would only eat it if they were starved.
A 2011 study revealed that people who eat candy weigh less than those who don’t. The study was sponsored by the “National Confectioners Association”.
M&Ms were created so that military soldiers could enjoy heat resistant and easy to transport chocolate during war.
Hershey’s chocolate is flavored with sour-tasting butyric acid, which also gives vomit its aroma. This is why people unaccustomed to American chocolate sometimes compare it to vomit.
Nestle agreed in 2001 to ensure its products were not made with slave labor by 2005. In 2005, the international organization it made the agreement with found it had not done so.
Humans can overdose and die from chocolate in the same way cats and dogs can.
The inventor of the chocolate chip cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.
Average German eats 114 chocolate bars a year, whereas an average American eats 51.