When it comes to food, we might eat it for energy and sustenance, or we might savor it for its delicious taste. Yet, some people go to great lengths and travel great distances just to have a taste of their favorite meal or cuisine. Regardless of your reasoning behind munching on a McDonald’s happy meal or gulping down an entire serving of venti caramel frappucino in one go at a Starbucks, here are some amazing food facts that will blow your mind.
McDonald’s Sells 2.5 Billion Hamburgers Annually
Wow! That’s quite the number. This means that McDonald’s sells 75 hamburgers every second, a number that goes up to 6.5 million hamburgers by the end of the day. That just goes to show how popular fast food has become of late if McDonald’s is able to sell an average of 2.5 billion hamburgers every single year.
Chocolate Was Once Used as Currency
This might come as a surprise to many, but should it, really? By now, we’re all aware that humans once traded via bartering to make ends meet. It was in this spirit that chocolates were used, except that in this case, chocolates were in high demand by the Aztecs who loved them so much, it was their unit of exchange. They loved cocoa beans but since these beans could not be grown in their locale, they demanded cocoa beans as their unit of currency whenever trading with the Mayans.
Cheese is The Most Stolen Food in The World
Cheese is one of the most popular food items in the world and is one delicacy that has endured the test of time across cultures. Being a dairy product. it is also one of the cheapest food items in the world, although that does not hold true for some types of cheese.
There are several types of cheese, and most of them require milk in their production. For years, cheese has been so cheap and readily available that it has often been associated with the poor. However, people of all classes eat cheese today and the prices vary depending on the type of cheese and the country of origin. As it stands, 4% of all of the cheese produced ends up being stolen, and there are even black markets out there for cheese-related transactions.