Idea of blending in air into chocolate before so the expansion crushed the air bubbles, not the coating M&M chocolate created!! M&M did not melt into soldiers hands, and this was a major contribution to the war effort. Red ones did not exist for 11 years (1976-1987), because people believed the dye was carcinogenic. This referred to red dye #2, which is carcinogenic. But in fact, the dye that was used was red dye #40 which was not carcinogenic at all to test animals, but parents worried and as a result, it was decided to remove it. In 1987, red M&M’s were put back into the package The Rolling Stones say the need BROWN M&M’s in their dressing room Aerosmith say that they need ONLY GREEN M&M’s in their dressing room Green M&M’s are an aphrodisiac This was added on the contract of the Rolling Stones and Areosmith, to make sure the promoter had read the full contract Cherry Blossom “chocolate” Contains some sugar, but no cocoa butter Instead made with vegetable fat, palm oil etc
Contains invertase , which breaks sugar into glucose & fructose o Cherry inside is surrounded by sugary liquid o In the presence of the enzyme invertase, the sugar gets converted into invert sugar o Invert Sugar: a mixture of glucose + fructose o Cherry is placed inside with sugar, invertase & a bit of water o Invert sugar is more soluble in water than regular sugar o So, the solid around the cherry melts out- you get the gooey substance Big names in chocolate industry Godiva Supposedly now bought by Campbell’s Soup Used to be a Belgian company Big names in chocolate industry are the ones produced from Criollo & the like Porcelana & Ocumare which come from Venezuela Most expensive chocolate wrapped in gold! $961.48 Activity 5: Fact OR Myth? Chocolate has no nutritional value – Myth Chocolate can lead to heartburn – Fact Chocolate can surpress coughing – Fact Chocolate is high in caffeine – Myth
Claims that chocolate is a health food? 1800s: British ad showing unhealthy person drinking gin & healthy person drinking cocoa MYTHS: Chocolate might be associated with dermatological problems No indication that eating chocolate can lead to acne Chocolate CAN lead to heartburn in susceptible people In the bottom of esophagus, we have a valve prevents the content from the stomach, which is acidic, from coming back from reflucing into the esophagus Eating chocolate relaxes the valve that prevents acid from splashing up – therefore, makes it possible for the acidic content of the stomach to come up into the esophagus Known as GERD : g astro e sophageal r eflux d isorder Tooth decay Chocolate is normally sweetnened with sugar Sugar is a perfect food from bacteria of the S.mutans S. mutans variety of bacteria can convert sugar into lactic acid & plaque lactic acid which attacks teeth enamel But chocolate contains antibacterial agent that would fight off S.
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