Country Facts


This country consumes the most chocolate

What is Switzerland? 

(Some 18.1 pounds of chocolate were purchased per person in Switzerland in 2015.)


The food that hummus is made from.

What are chickpeas?


The most visited country in the world.

What is France?

France had 89 million visitors in 2017. In France, 9.7% of the gross domestic product (GDP) is contributed by the travel and tourism sector. The country is home to a whopping 37 UNESCO World Heritage Sites which are well recognized globally for their outstanding universal value.


The number 1 top selling candy in the United States.

What are M&Ms? 

With annual sales of $673.2 million.


This was voted the #1 beach in the world.

What is Grace Bay in the Turks and Caicos ?

The entirety of Grace Bay is excellent and breath-taking, with clean turquoise water and soft white sand, and no rocks, seaweed, or pollution. An extensive barrier reef is located about a mile (1.6 km) offshore, protects Grace Bay from the ocean swells of the Atlantic, which helps to keep the water at the beach calm and safe.


The first chocolate bar was made in this country.

What is England?

Way back in 1842, the Cadbury company made the very first chocolate bar. The company is still in existence, and is perhaps most famous for their delightful Easter-themed treats.


The type of food that sushi is traditionally wrapped in.

What is seaweed? 

Edible seaweed is algae that can be eaten and used to prepare food. Seaweed typically contains high amounts of fiber and is complete in protein.


This country has the world's highest waterfall.

What is Venezuela?

World's Highest Waterfall. Angel Falls (Salto Ángel) in Venezuela is the highest waterfall in the world. The falls are 3230 feet in height, with an uninterrupted drop of 2647 feet. Angel Falls is located on a tributary of the Rio Caroni.


Red Vines is a popular brand of this type of candy.

What is red licorice?

Red Vines is a licorice company that was founded in 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. The original flavor was raspberry, then in 1952 the recipe was altered to the flavor we know and love today.


The U.S. state with the greatest number of active volcanoes.

What is Alaska?

There are about 169 volcanoes in the United States that scientists consider active. Most of these (about 130) are located in Alaska, where eruptions occur virtually every year.


You can find this many insect parts per (100g) chocolate bar!

What is Eight?

According to ABC News, the average chocolate bar contains eight insect parts. Anything less than 60 insect pieces per 100 grams of chocolate (two chocolate bars' worth) is deemed safe for consumption by the Food and Drug Administration.


The year the fast food chain McDonald's was founded.

What is 1955?

McDonald's was founded on April 15th, 1955 in Des Plaines, Illinois.


This African nation has the most pyramids.

What is Sudan?

Sudan is home to over 200 pyramids, more than twice that of Egypt.


The number of flavors of jelly beans flavors that exist.

What is 50?

When jelly beans were first invented in 1869, there were 8 original flavors. Loved ones use to send soldiers these sweet treats during the American Civil War.


This dwarf is friends with Sleepy, Happy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Dopey, and Doc.

Who is Bashful?


The number of cacao beans it takes to make a single pound of chocolate.

What is 400?


The most disliked food in Ohio (per a recent poll from Hater).

What is Pesto?

Other states' disliked foods: Chai Lattes (Pennsylvania), Tofu (West Virginia), Cold Pizza (Michigan), Hummus (Kentucky), Ranch on Pizza (New York), Corner Piece of a Brownie (New Jersey), Canned Food (Connecticut), Licorice (Florida), Lunchables (Wisconsin), Fast Food (Oregon).


Poor villagers from this country created French Fries in the late 1600s when the winter months made it too cold to fry fish.

What is Belgium?


You can buy Green Tea, Strawberry Cheesecake and Sweet Potato flavored Kit-Kat bars in this country.

What is Japan?

Other unique Kit-Kat flavors found in Japan: Wasabi, Apple Vinegar, Choco Banana, Lemon, Sweet Corn, Grape, Cherry Blossom, Grilled Potato, Soybean, Pumpkin and White Peach.


The longest Snapchat streak ever.

What is 1,286 days?

Users Breck and Curtis had this streak as of July 2018.


The Aztec emperor who drank 50 cups of cacao (Spanish for "cocoa") a day from a golden chalice.

Who is Montezuma?

Montezuma decreed that only men who went to war could drink cacao. The liquid cacao was much more bitter than contemporary hot cocoa.


The makers of this snack once had a lawsuit trying to prove that their snack wasn't a potato chip.

What are Pringles?

In 2009, Procter & Gamble U.K. argued that they didn't have to pay taxes to U.K. Revenue and Customs because Pringles shouldn't be considered "potato chips" (Pringles are are about 40 percent potato flour, but also contain corn, rice and wheat). Procter & Gamble U.K. eventually lost the lawsuit, and had to pay 160 million in taxes.


The oldest city in the world.

What is Damascus?

Damascus, the capital of Syria, is widely believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world, with evidence of habitation dating back at least 11,000 years. Its location and persistence have made the city a nexus for civilizations come and gone. Today its metropolitan area is home to about 2.5 million people, and in 2008 it was named the Arab Capital of Culture.


The candy added to soldiers' rations during World War II.

What are Tootsie Rolls?

During World War II, American soldiers were given Tootsie Rolls in their rations because of the candy’s ability to withstand all weather conditions. Considering Tootsie Rolls were invented by an Austrian, Leo Hirshfield, it’s a little ironic.


There is a ban on smells at this popular chain.

What is Starbucks?

Because aroma is so crucial to the Starbucks experience, Starbucks laid down the law early on: nothing can interfere with the smell of their freshly-ground coffee. The stores banned smoking in the late 1980s, years before it became commonplace; employees are asked not to wear perfume or cologne; and under no circumstances is pastrami to be stored anywhere on the premises.

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