Fun Facts About Milk Chocolate

National Milk Chocolate Day is fast approaching on July 28th and it's got us thinking about all things milk chocolate of course! From truffles to malt balls, and peanut butter cups to kisses, we love all things milk chocolate and we know we’re not alone. So this National Milk Chocolate Day, be sure to stock up on your favorite milk chocolate treats to enjoy and share with friends. In the meantime, here are some sweet facts about milk chocolate you can use to improve your chocolate knowledge and impress your friends!

 

- The US government states that milk chocolate manufactured in the US must include at least 10% chocolate liquor to be considered milk chocolate.

- The average serving of milk chocolate has about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of decaf coffee.

- If stored in the correct conditions, milk chocolate can be kept for ten months to one year. We don’t know about you, but we eat all of our milk chocolate well before that time frame.

- Milk chocolate has been and still is the preferred chocolate in America.

- Feeling stressed? Turns out the smell of chocolate can help promote relaxation. If simply smelling chocolate can do that, imagine what eating it can do!

- Spain introduced milk chocolate to Europe for the first time in the 1600s.

- The first commercial milk chocolate bars were produced by Cadbury's in England in the mid-1800s.

- A 1.65 oz bar of milk chocolate has only 12 mg of cholesterol compared to a 1 oz piece of processed cheddar cheese whose cholesterol content is 30 mg.

- It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate.

- It takes two to four days to make a single-serving chocolate bar. Aren’t you glad you don’t have to wait that long to get your hands on one

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