The chocolate room was first established in Geelong, Victoria, Australia in 2006 and has quickly grown to become the leading brand in the chocolate café market.
We have identified a massive market for chocolate lovers around the world having more than 100 cafes – present in Australia, India, U.K, Sri Lanka, Oman and opening soon in China & Pakistan.
The chocolate room offers the chocolate lover an indulgent experience.
The response to the chocolate room concept has been overwhelming – our customers love the total chocolate experience – the drinks, we sell beautiful coffee too – the desserts – the ambience – the chocolates!
Not content to keep the status quo, the chocolate room continues to develop and grow and now our cafes are offering a savory range for our customers – this, together with our range of handmade chocolates, chocolate drinks and chocolate food lines, makes for a totally awesome visit to your nearest café.
So enter our exotic world of coffee & chocolate & let your senses explode!
Fascinating facts about chocolate !
Research suggests that chocolate was originally used more than 2,500 years ago, beginning in Central America. The Mayan civilization considered Cacao to be a divine gift and so, it was held in high regard. It was used ceremoniously and sometimes as a form of currency. The name ‘Cacao’ is a Maya word meaning ‘God food’ which after being introduced to Europe in the 16th century, formed the basis of the Latin name for the Cacao tree ‘Theobrama Cacao’ meaning ‘Food for the Gods’. It is thought that the word ‘cocoa’ has come about through a miss-spelling of ‘cacao.’
Over 66 percent of the entire worlds cacao is grown in Africa and 98 percent of all cocoa is cultivated by just 15 countries.
More than twice as many women than men eat and crave chocolate.
It is observed that chocolate cravings cannot be satisfied by any sweet/candy other than chocolate itself.
Chocolate produces the effects of a mild anti-depressant by increasing serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain.
The biggest chocolate structure ever made was a 4,484lb, 10 foot tall, Easter egg, made in Melbourne Australia.
17,000 people in Belgium work in the chocolate industry.
Despite being high in fat content, chocolate doesn’t appear to raise blood cholesterol levels.
America consumes virtually 50 percent of the worlds chocolate.
Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. About 40 cocoa beans are contained in each cocoa pod.
One cocoa tree produces about 50 pods twice a year. Each pod has enough cocoa for about eight bars of milk chocolate or four bars of dark. So each tree gives 400-800 bars of chocolate a year.
The Ivory Coast produces more cocoa than any other country (37 per cent of the world’s total).
The word chocolate was first recorded in English in 1604, though England’s first cup of chocolate was not brewed until 1647.
The English chocolate company Cadbury made the world’s first chocolate bar in the world in 1842.
The world’s largest Chocolate Bar weighed 5,792 kg (12,770 lb).
A cacao tree takes four to five years to produce its first beans.
There are zero cacao solids in white chocolate.
A single chocolate chip can provide enough energy for a person to walk 150 feet.
The cacao bean naturally features almost 300 different flavors and 400 distinct aromas.
The inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie sold the idea to Nestle Toll House in return for a lifetime supply of chocolate.