World Chocolate Day

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July 7th is World Chocolate Day, a holiday that celebrates everyone’s favorite sweet treat. Even though chocolate is incredibly popular, there are plenty of fun facts that many people do not know. Here are just a few items of trivia about chocolate:

  1. Relaxation: Researchers discovered that the smell of chocolate can decrease someone’s stress. While smelling chocolate, your theta brain waves increase and this causes relaxation. The more cocoa content a piece of chocolate has, the better the effect.
  1. White Chocolate: Did you know this popular treat actually isn’t chocolate? White chocolate is actually made with cocoa butter, milk, and sugar, and has no amount of cocoa powder whatsoever.
  1. Health Benefits: Eating dark chocolate daily in moderation can lower your risk of heart disease by one-third. Dark chocolate can also lower your blood pressure, lead to the reduction in the development of diabetes, and reduce your risk of strokes.
  1. Tooth Decay: Chocolate has anti-bacterial properties that protect your teeth against tooth decay. Surprisingly, you can even buy yourself a bottle of chocolate mouthwash and toothpaste in stores like Amazon and Walmart.
  1. M&Ms: While M&Ms are currently an international favorite, they were first invented in the 1930s for soldiers during the Spanish Civil War. The idea was for soldiers to be able to enjoy chocolate without it melting right away due to the hard sugary coating.

Now that you know these fun facts, here are a few deals to help you celebrate World Chocolate Day:

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