Fast Facts: Mar. 23

Arizona Daily Wildcat

  • Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows cacao beans to produce chocolate.
  • German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany. In 1852, Sam German developed a sweet baking bar for Baker’s Chocolate. The product was named in honor of him — Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate Bar.
  • Chocolate contains phenylethylamine, (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.
  • American chocolate manufacturers use about 1.5 billion pounds of milk every year — surpassed only by the cheese and ice cream industries.
  • Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 golden goblets of hot chocolate every day. It was thick, dyed red and flavored with chili peppers.