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Happy National Chocolate Day! Isn’t every day National Chocolate Day?

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Here are some fun facts about chocolate from

There are roughly 1.5 million cocoa farms in West Africa.
A whopping 70 percent of coca is from West Africa.
To make just one pound of chocolate, it takes 400 cocoa.
Chocolate actually comes from a fruit tree. Does that make it a fruit? We don’t know, but we would like that, ha!
The tree that makes cocoa beans is called Theobroma Cacao, which means “food of the gods.”

World's Largest Hershey's Kisses Chocolate Unveiled in New York

NEW YORK – JULY 31: The world’s largest Hershey’s Kisses chocolate is unveiled at the Metropolitan Pavilion July 31, 2003 in New York City. The consumer-sized chocolate contains 25 calories; the world’s largest contains 15,990,900. (Photo by Lawrence Lucier/Getty Images)

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