Cocoa beans are called “cocoa” beans and not “cacao” beans because of a spelling mistake made by English importers in the 18th century when chocolate was becoming popular!
Each cacao pod holds roughly 40 to 50 cacao beans!
The pollination process of the flowers of the cacao tree is done by the tiny chocolate midge fly, not bees. Who knew?!
The first time cocoa, or chocolate was used as a romantic gesture was in the Mayan culture
Amsterdam is the world’s most important cocoa port: 500,000-600,000 tonnes of cocoa go through the port each day.