28 Oct Why Chocolate is So Good
Chocolate is the world’s most popular sweet treat. In just one year, people across the globe consume more than 3 million tons of cocoa beans (the plant that chocolate comes from). And why not? Chocolate is delicious! In honor of National Chocolate Day today, we’re sharing five reasons why everyone (or at least most people) love chocolate.
About 81% of Americans enjoy this tasty treat. In fact, each year they consume about 2.8 billion pounds of chocolate. That’s more than 11 pounds per person! If you think that’s a lot, you should learn how much Switzerland and Germany consume…
So why do so many people around the world love this treat?
1. It’s for Anyone
Chocolate is versatile. Depending on how big of a chocoholic fan you are, you can have a treat that’s immersed in chocolate (like our Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cone), or a treat that has a hint of chocolate (like our Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich). The texture is also versatile. It can come in a bar, a slab, a chip, a taffy, or a liquid (fondue). No matter your preference, there’s something out there for you.
2. Flavor Country
Chocolate can also come in a few flavors: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate. So if you’re someone who likes more of a bitter sweet, then dark chocolate is likely what you lean towards. But if you’re someone who loves a milky, more sugary chocolate, then milk chocolate or white chocolate are up your alley.
3. Perfect Complement
You can pair pretty much any food up with chocolate, too. From peanuts, raisins, fruit, ice cream, and brownies, to cinnamon bears, mint, cookies, toffee, and marshmallows. It’s hard to find a food that wouldn’t taste good with chocolate.
4. Science Says So
Did you know that this tasty treat has also been scientifically proven to make us feel good when we consume? That’s right! Chocolate triggers the release of endorphins and serotonin in our bodies. In addition, a chemical found in chocolate called phenylethylamine, is a mild mood enhancer–helping us feel happy or “in love” when we eat it. In fact, Chocolate has the highest concentration in any food of phenylethylamine. Well, we can’t argue with science. Facts are facts.
5. Relieves Stress
If that weren’t good enough, chocolate has also been found to be a stress reliever. When you consume this treat, dopamine gets released into your brain and can help lower your stress levels. (Now it’s all starting to make sense why you crave our famous Fatboy Ice Cream novelties when you’re feeling under pressure…)
Is it any wonder why approximately 1 billion people worldwide eat chocolate every day?
At FatBoy, we know how much you all love chocolate, which is why we have it in almost every product we sell. For our most extreme chocolate fans, try our Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream Cones which not only have chocolate ice cream drizzled with chocolate syrup, but a chocolate cone lined with chocolate fudge! We promise you’ll feel good when you do!
In return for chocolate doing so much good for us, let’s all celebrate National Chocolate Day by reaching for your favorite FatBoy treat! Share your pics with us by using the hashtag: #FatBoyChocolateFan2019