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What Was The Currency Used by the Ancient Mayan Civilization?

One might hesitate on their last bite of KitKat if they’ve known that chocolate was of high value back in the Mayan times. With its use in the marketplace and as a tribute to their kings, it’s evident that the Mayan economy was partially dependent on their cacao supply. Chocolate was a valuable form of …

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A BBC analysis of 19 chocolate products between 2014 and 2018, revealed that 18 of them had shrunk in size. The worst hit by ‘shrinkflation’ in the study was a four-pack of Snickers, which reduced by 28.1%, from 232g to 167g

Prices are peaking but our chocolate is getting smaller n a world of inflation, it’s a wonder why our chocolate, crisps and biscuits aren’t also getting more expensive. But don’t get too excited – they might not cost more but their sizes are decreasing. It all started after Toblerone reduced the weight of its chocolate …

A BBC analysis of 19 chocolate products between 2014 and 2018, revealed that 18 of them had shrunk in size. The worst hit by ‘shrinkflation’ in the study was a four-pack of Snickers, which reduced by 28.1%, from 232g to 167g Read More »

Hershey’s once developed a chocolate bar for the US Army that would remain solid up to 49C (120F) and was poison gas proof but was also very bitter to prevent soldiers from eating it unless in an emergency. Troops called it “Hitler’s Secret Weapon” because of what it would do to their bowels.

Military chocolate (United States) The first emergency chocolate ration bar commissioned by the United States Army was the Ration D, commonly known as the D ration. Army Quartermaster Colonel Paul Logan approached Hershey’s Chocolate in April 1937, and met with William Murrie, the company president, and Sam Hinkle, the chief chemist. Milton Hershey was extremely …

Hershey’s once developed a chocolate bar for the US Army that would remain solid up to 49C (120F) and was poison gas proof but was also very bitter to prevent soldiers from eating it unless in an emergency. Troops called it “Hitler’s Secret Weapon” because of what it would do to their bowels. Read More »