In Mayan times the cocoa bean was used as currency as it was considered to be worth more than gold dust. Cultivation of the beans was restricted so the value of cocoa beans as money would not go down. But counterfeiting cacao beans out of painted clay became a thriving industry. Goods could be priced in units of cacao: a slave cost 100 beans, and a turkey cost 20 beans. Luckily, these days, we can eat delicious Glow Chocolates instead of saving up our cocoa beans to pay the r
Nearly all cacao trees grow within 20 degrees of the equator, and 75% grow within 8 degrees of either side of it. Cacao trees grow in three main regions: West Africa, South and Central America, and Southeast Asia/Oceania. Each cacao tree can produce approximately 2,500 beans. It takes a cacao tree four to five years to produce its first beans, and it takes approximately 400 cacao beans to make one pound of chocolate. We only use the finest cacao in Glow chocolates. Our choco
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Hint: It is NOT the United States! The honor of biggest chocolate eating country goes to Switzerland with 22 pounds per person per year. And no wonder, European chocolate is tasty. Australia and Ireland follow with 20 pounds and 19 pounds per person, respectively. The United States comes in at 11th place, with approximately 12 pounds of chocolate eaten by each person every year.