1. Chocolate was originally a cold drink whisked from cocoa beans
2. It was more valuable than gold.
3. It was named in the 17th century.
4. The word 'chocolate' was first recorded in English use in 1604.
5. Chocolate bar an English invention. The bar of chocolate was invented by JS Fry and Sons of Bristol in 1847.
6. On New Year's Day 1900, Queen Victoria sent 100,000 boxes of chocolates as a personal gift to soldiers fighting in the Boer War.