10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Chocolate

I have no shame in my chocolate-loving game! At this point in my life I have accepted the fact that I need the delicious taste of chocolate in my life to keep me satisfied, but as much as I love it, I don’t know everything about it.

Whether you find yourself religiously drinking hot chocolate or devouring warm chocolate chip cookies at an alarming rate, there’s plenty we can learn about chocolate, but what is it about the sweet treat that makes it so enticing?

The answer isn’t as complex as it may seem.

“We crave chocolate because it is good,” said Dr. Amy Jo Stavnezer in an interview with Psychology Today. “It tastes good. It feels good when it melts on our tongue. The experience of eating chocolate results in feel-good neurotransmitters being released in particular brain regions.”

Check out 10 facts you may not have known about chocolate below.

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