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Today, Wednesday July 7th, is National Chocolate Day. If you’re like us, you don’t need a reason to indulge in the sweet, delectable, chocolatey goodness.

So grab that chocolate bar, pour some chocolate milk & enjoy these mind-blowing facts about your favorite treat.

1. Researchers have found evidence that dark chocolate can help reduce the risk of heart disease. Meanwhile, milk chocolate eating “during a narrow window of time in the morning” may help promote weight loss.

2. Nutella was created as a cheap chocolate alternative for families struggling during World War II.

3. Le Chocolat Box by Simon Jewelers is widely regarded as the world’s most expensive chocolate, priced at $1.5 million per box!

4. Many studies claim that chocolates improve memory memory & reduce stress. Cocoa flavanols can improve memory in older people.

5. Chocolate may be a better cough remedy than cough syrup.

6. Chocolate milk was once sold as a medicine in Ireland.

7. Harry Burnett Reese, who created Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, worked in Hershey’s factory and began creating his own candy in his basement.

8. Chocolate syrup was frequently used as blood in black-and-white films.

9. In 2010, a study found that there’s some science to support the cliché of eating chocolate when you’re feeling down. In fact, people who feel depressed eat roughly 55% more chocolate than people who do not feel depressed.

10. The world record for the tallest chocolate fountain is held by a fountain constructed at a Las Vegas hotel. It is 26 feet, 3 inches tall and circulates 4,409 pounds of chocolate at a rate of 120 quarts per minute.