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Chocolate Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate. 
  • Each cacao tree produces approximately 2,500 beans. 
  • There are an estimated 1.5 million cocoa farms in West Africa. 
  • Cacao leaves can move 90 degrees, from horizontal to vertical, to get sun and to protect younger leaves. 
  • Benjamin Franklin sold chocolate in his print shop in Philadelphia. 
  • A farmer must wait 4-5 years for a cacao tree to produce its first beans. 
  • "Cacao" is how you save "cocoa" in Spanish.