Americans eat about 12 pounds of chocolate each year. That sounds like a lot, right?
It may be, but the United States barely ranks in the top 10 in the world for chocolate consumption.
Lecturer Mary Kay Folk Pohlschneider teaches a chocolate science course at Ohio State and is dishing up interesting facts about chocolate, its beginnings in Mayan and Aztec culture and more.
It began as currency — a gift from the gods. Then it was an elite treat. Now it haunts your waistline. Here, an Ohio State food expert shares the history of chocolate.