This chocolate quiz is fun to do and can be easily done by anyone, in any age group. This time round, I’ve made it easier for you, so even if you don’t know the answer, you can still win, by answering ‘true’ or ‘false’ or ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
To get the answers, just scroll down the page.
1. Cocoa tree can be grown anywhere in the world
2. Chocolate was once used instead of money
3. You should always keep chocolate in a fridge
4. It takes 2-3 years for a cocao tree to produce its first seed pods.
5. It takes 100 beans to make about a pound (450 grams) of chocolate.
6. Chocolate cost more than gold per gram.
7. There are on average over 150 cocao beans in each cocoa pod.
8. The scientific name of the cocao tree that chocolate comes from is Theobroma which is Greek and means ‘Food of the People’
9. Cadbury’s famous Bournville bar of chocolate is named after a suburb of Bristol In England
10. The world’s biggest producer of cacoa is Brazil in South Africa
11. The company that made the first chocolate bar is still making chocolate today.
12. Although cocao tree can live up to 200 years, they only produce fruit for the first 50 years.
13. White chocolate isn’t really chocolate
14. Chocolate has more flavour notes than red wine.
15. The famous Swiss firm, Nestle, didn’t start out as a chocolate company at all.
16. Mars’ well known Snickers chocolate peanut bar was named after the family’s pet dog.
17. Mount Blanc is the famous mountain on the logo of Toblerone
18. A tube of Smarties contains 8 different coloured smarties
19. Terry’s Chocolate Orange has 18 chocolate segments
1. False. The cocoa tree plant only grows in hot and humid climate 20 degrees either side of the Equator.
2. True. The Ancient Aztecs & Mayans who are credited as first making chocolate, prized cocao beans so much that there were used to trade and barter goods with.
3. False. The only time chocolate should be kept in a fridge is when it has just been made to allow it to set.
4: False. It takes at least 5 years for a cocoa tree to produce its first seed pods.
6. False, that’s actually a vanilla bean, but chocolate is quite expensive too.
5. False. It actually takes a whopping 4000 cocoa beans to make a pound (450 grams) of chocolate.
8. False. It actually means ‘Food of the Gods’.
7: False. There are only 40 cacao beans in a typical pod. That’s why they are so highly prized.
9. False. Bournville is a suburb of Birmingham where the Cadbury family set up their first factory.
10. False – that’s coffee! The world’s largest producer of cacao is the Ivory Coast in West Africa, which accounts for about a third of all production worldwide.
11. True. Cadbury’s made the first bar of chocolate in the 1840’s and are still in business today.
12. False. Usually, cocao plants are not harvested after their first 25 years, when the tree plant productivity starts to decline and it’s usually replaced by new trees.
13. True. That’s because white chocolate does not contain cocoa solids or cocoa liquor. White “chocolate” contains cocoa butter instead.
14. True. Chocolate has over 600 flavour compounds compared to around 200 for red wine.
15. True. They originally made a form of instant milk.
16. False. It was named after the horse kept by the Mars family.
17. False. The Matterhorn is featured on a bar of Toblerone
18. True. Eight (red, orange, blue, green, yellow, pink, violet and brown)
19. False – there are 20 chocolate segments