It’s National Chocolate Lovers Month, and rightfully so. Chocolate is indeed worthy of a month’s (or more) worth of culinary praise. The decadence of its variant tastes from dark to white is unprecedented in many opinions. And the astronomical number of uses of this bliss-inducing ingredient is capable of makes it a reliable ally for chefs across the globe. Chocolate is the universal confection for love and well-wishes, and one of America’s favorite just because treats.

Below, enjoy some other fun facts about this captivating treat, a food that was once reserved only for royal consumption.

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The Sweet Truth: Chocolate

Chocolate Infographic Large

Chocolate Infographic