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1. 7月7日是世界巧克力日

July 7 is World Chocolate Day, a nod to when chocolate was said to have been first brought to Europe on July 7, 1550.

7月7日是世界巧克力日,據說(shuō)這個(gè)節日是為了紀念1550年7月7日巧克力第一次被帶到歐洲。

 

2. 白巧克力不是巧克力

Because it doesn't contain cocoa solids or chocolate liquor, white chocolate isn't chocolate in the strict sense. But it does contain parts of the cacao bean—mainly cocoa butter.

從嚴格意義上來(lái)說(shuō),白巧克力不算巧克力,因為白巧克力不含固體可可,也不含可可漿。不過(guò)白巧克力中確實(shí)有可可豆的成分,主要是可可脂。

 

3. 可可豆曾被當作貨幣使用

The Aztecs loved and valued the cacao bean so highly that they used it as currency during the height of their civilization.

阿茲特克人非常喜愛(ài)和重視可可豆,在阿茲特克文明高峰期曾將可可豆當作貨幣來(lái)使用。

 

4. 英國糖果商發(fā)明了固態(tài)巧克力

The J.S. Fry & Sons shop concocted what they called “eating chocolate” in 1847 by combining cocoa butter, sugar, and chocolate liquor. This was a grainy, solid form of the treat.

1847年英國巧克力制造商J.S. Fry & Sons用可可脂、糖和可可漿調制出了“可以吃的巧克力”。這是一種顆粒狀的固態(tài)甜食。

 

5. 吉百利公司發(fā)明了心形巧克力盒

If you ever needed to pick up a last-minute Valentine's Day gift from a gas station, now you know whom to thank.

如果你曾經(jīng)在最后一刻從加油站買(mǎi)過(guò)情人節禮物,現在你知道應該感謝誰(shuí)了。

 

6. 傳說(shuō)拿破侖很愛(ài)吃巧克力

The popular story is that Napoleon was known to carry chocolate with him on military campaigns for an energy boost.

有一個(gè)廣為流傳的故事,就是拿破侖在打仗時(shí)隨身攜帶巧克力來(lái)提神。

 

7. 牛奶巧克力是在瑞士發(fā)明的

Daniel Peter created the tasty treat in 1875—after eight years of trying to make his recipe work. Condensed milk ended up being the key ingredient.

在嘗試了八年之后,丹尼爾·皮特終于在1875年發(fā)明了美味的牛奶巧克力。他的最終配方的關(guān)鍵原料是煉乳。

 

8. 大多數可可豆產(chǎn)自非洲

Despite its Amazonian roots, most cacao—nearly 70 percent of the world’s supply—comes from Africa. C?te d'Ivoire is the largest single producer, providing about 30 percent of all the world’s cacao.

盡管可可豆源于亞馬遜河流域,但世界上的多數可可豆(近70%)都產(chǎn)自非洲??铺氐贤呤亲畲蟮目煽啥股a(chǎn)國,供應了全球約30%的可可豆。

 

9. 可可樹(shù)壽命可達100年

That may sound impressive, but the tropical beauties only make viable cacao beans for just 25 years of their lifespan.

可可樹(shù)的壽命也許聽(tīng)起來(lái)很驚人,但是這種熱帶植物只有25年可以出產(chǎn)可可豆。

 

10. 巧克力的熔點(diǎn)比較特殊

According to the Library of Congress, chocolate has a melting point between 86°F and 90°F, which is just below the human body temperature. That’s why your favorite candy bar will melt in your hands if you don't eat it fast enough.

美國國會(huì )圖書(shū)館的資料顯示,巧克力的熔點(diǎn)在86到90華氏度(30到32攝氏度)之間,比人的體溫還要低一點(diǎn)。這就是為什么如果你吃得不夠快,你最?lèi)?ài)的巧克力棒就會(huì )在你的手中熔化。