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Interesting Facts About Chocolate In 11 Diagrams

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Interesting Facts About Chocolate In 11 Diagrams

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    G.B. Shaw famously said, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”

    When that food is chocolate, it’s an obsessive passion for many of us. It’s not called the “food of the Gods” without reason. Nothing satiates a sweet tooth like decadent, indulgent, and rich chocolate. No wonder it’s a popular gift to express your love.

    Chocolate brings out the child in most of us. It reminds us of our childhood and happy memories. It brings delight and happiness and comfort on days you need some TLC. It’s the most popular confection of all times, yet how much do you know about this beautiful confection that you crave and devour with such deep love?

    Let’s get to know this significant part of our lives a little better shall we?

    Where does chocolate come from?

    We all know the Mayans gave us chocolate, but do you know how chocolate became such a beloved confection? The discovery of the Theobroma Cacao tree by the Europeans introduced the world to the magic of chocolate.

    Do you know which European country was the first to experience the delights of cocoa? Do you know who made the first chocolate bar? Before coffee shops, chocolate houses were a popular place to hangout and meet friends. Do you know which city was the first to have a chocolate house? Find out here

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      When was the first chocolate factory opened? Mars, Hersheys, and Nestle own the majority of chocolate brands in USA. Do you know which bars (other than the namesakes of course) belong to which parent company? Do you know how the Snickers bar gets its name? Did you know that the Milky Way bar in the US is different from its European counterpart?

      This infographic has the answers.

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        The myths and facts about chocolate

        Chocolate often gets bad press. We are told to reduce consumption, not just for us, but also for the kids. So, is chocolate really bad for your health?

        This infographic reveals the fact-busting myths.

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          We know mass-produced chocolate is heavily processed and full of unhealthy fats and sugar that make it a dreaded confection, but how do we know the difference in taste and quality between fine (often handmade) chocolates versus the mass-produced ones?

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          Find out more about fine chocolates.

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            It is difficult to patiently unwrap a chocolate bar and eat it one piece at a time instead of scoffing the entire bar. However, to fully appreciate and enjoy chocolate, you need to be present and mindful while enjoying the candy-bar. Try chocolate mindfulness meditation to not only experience the complex flavors in a bar but also to unwind, calm down, and relax. You will savor the taste and eat much less.

            Which is better for you? White, milk, or dark?

            This infographic demystifies this question.

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              Now that you know dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids is better for you, try and make some simple treats at home. Often, working with chocolate requires you to learn tempering, which is a way to rearrange the cocoa solids and make the chocolate more shiny and easy to work.

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                Chocolate recipes to fulfill your soul

                As the weather turns colder, I look forward to a warm mug of hot chocolate! Heaven.

                Check out different ways to add flavor to your hot chocolate with this infographic.

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                  Consider wine pairings when you’re serving up a chocolate dessert at your next soiree. Or you could delight your dinner guests with a delicious cheese and chocolate course instead. Make sure you choose the right wine to pair with it.

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                    Is all this chocolate talk making you hungry? If you cant wait any longer, try our quick fix to brighten your day.

                    These 3 ingredient recipes keep it fairly simple, plus they’re quick to knock up.

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                      Best places in the world to enjoy chocolate

                      If you’re like me, you enjoy indulging in chocolate when you are on holiday.

                      This is the ultimate guide to chocolate bliss. From master chocolatiers to gourmet dining, this infographic highlights some of the best chocolate experiences to be had.

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                        Eat chocolate responsibly

                        Buy fair-trade chocolate to give the farmers who cultivate cocoa their due. They work tirelessly to bring you cocoa. We need to ensure they get the right prices for it, so that chocolate production is sustainable for the future.

                        This infographic shows us the real cost of a chocolate bar.

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                          Last Updated on December 2, 2021

                          The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

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                          The Importance of Making a Camping Checklist

                          Camping can be hard work, but it’s the preparation that’s even harder. There are usually a lot of things to do in order to make sure that you and your family or friends have the perfect camping experience. But sometimes you might get to your destination and discover that you have left out one or more crucial things.

                          There is no dispute that preparation and organization for a camping trip can be quite overwhelming, but if it is done right, you would see at the end of the day, that it was worth the stress. This is why it is important to ensure optimum planning and execution. For this to be possible, it is advised that in addition to a to-do-list, you should have a camping checklist to remind you of every important detail.

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                          Why You Should Have a Camping Checklist

                          Creating a camping checklist makes for a happy and always ready camper. It also prevents mishaps.  A proper camping checklist should include every essential thing you would need for your camping activities, organized into various categories such as shelter, clothing, kitchen, food, personal items, first aid kit, informational items, etc. These categories should be organized by importance. However, it is important that you should not list more than you can handle or more than is necessary for your outdoor adventure.

                          Camping checklists vary depending on the kind of camping and outdoor activities involved. You should not go on the internet and compile a list of just any camping checklist. Of course, you can research camping checklists, but you have to put into consideration the kind of camping you are doing. It could be backpacking, camping with kids, canoe camping, social camping, etc. You have to be specific and take note of those things that are specifically important to your trip, and those things which are generally needed in all camping trips no matter the kind of camping being embarked on.

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                          Here are some tips to help you prepare for your next camping trip.

                          1. First off, you must have found the perfect campground that best suits your outdoor adventure. If you haven’t, then you should. Sites like Reserve America can help you find and reserve a campsite.
                          2. Find or create a good camping checklist that would best suit your kind of camping adventure.
                          3. Make sure the whole family is involved in making out the camping check list or downloading a proper checklist that reflects the families need and ticking off the boxes of already accomplished tasks.
                          4. You should make out or download a proper checklist months ahead of your trip to make room for adjustments and to avoid too much excitement and the addition of unnecessary things.
                          5. Checkout Camping Hacks that would make for a more fun camping experience and prepare you for different situations.

                          Now on to the checklist!

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                          Here is how your checklist should look

                          1. CAMPSITE GEAR

                          • Tent, poles, stakes
                          • Tent footprint (ground cover for under your tent)
                          • Extra tarp or canopy
                          • Sleeping bag for each camper
                          • Sleeping pad for each camper
                          • Repair kit for pads, mattress, tent, tarp
                          • Pillows
                          • Extra blankets
                          • Chairs
                          • Headlamps or flashlights ( with extra batteries)
                          • Lantern
                          • Lantern fuel or batteries

                          2.  KITCHEN

                          • Stove
                          • Fuel for stove
                          • Matches or lighter
                          • Pot
                          • French press or portable coffee maker
                          • Corkscrew
                          • Roasting sticks for marshmallows, hot dogs
                          • Food-storage containers
                          • Trash bags
                          • Cooler
                          • Ice
                          • Water bottles
                          • Plates, bowls, forks, spoons, knives
                          • Cups, mugs
                          • Paring knife, spatula, cooking spoon
                          • Cutting board
                          • Foil
                          • soap
                          • Sponge, dishcloth, dishtowel
                          • Paper towels
                          • Extra bin for washing dishes

                          3. CLOTHES

                          • Clothes for daytime
                          • Sleepwear
                          • Swimsuits
                          • Rainwear
                          • Shoes: hiking/walking shoes, easy-on shoes, water shoes
                          • Extra layers for warmth
                          • Gloves
                          • Hats

                          4. PERSONAL ITEMS

                          • Sunscreen
                          • Insect repellent
                          • First-aid kit
                          • Prescription medications
                          • Toothbrush, toiletries
                          • Soap

                          5. OTHER ITEMS

                          • Camera
                          • Campsite reservation confirmation, phone number
                          • Maps, area information

                          This list is not completely exhaustive. To make things easier, you can check specialized camping sites like RealSimpleRainyAdventures, and LoveTheOutdoors that have downloadable camping checklists that you can download on your phone or gadget and check as you go.

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