About the love of sweet things and the fine art of relish:

“Swapping belly for a second stomach!”

Chamber singer Leo Slezak was known to be addicted to sweet things. His son Walter told the following story: when he had once again enjoyed an excessive amount of relish, he said a quick prayer: “Dear God, I want to trade my belly for another stomach for sweets, please!”

With such anecdotes as well as interesting facts, we want to keep you entertained here and hope that you will find chocolate a topic just as exciting as we do.

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How Chocolate Got its Name …

For those interested in facts: chocolate is a cocoa-based food …

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Historical Facts on Chocolate

It is assumed that the fruits of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao) have been harvested for the first time by the Olmecs, a folk living at the costal lowlands of the Mexican Gulf in about 1500 BC. In 600 AD the cocoa …

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How Chocolate is Made

Love being, of course, the main ingredient of chocolate, the industrialised production is technically very demanding, so that a recipe’s instruction for producing chocolate …