We must have all heard of the ogbonge tori on the chocolate and cockroach issue and have been asking if its true or not.
You must have been thinking of throwing away all chocolate you have and even stop buying them, but I implore you to read through this and get the facts straight.
Are there really cockroaches in chocolate?
Exactly why I am here is to clear all doubts and tell you that Yes, it is true and there are actually cockroaches in our everyday chocolate bars.
This is totally fine according to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) , whose official guidelines state that chocolate can legally contain up to 60 insect fragments per 100 grams.
Why exactly are there cockroaches in chocolate?
It is because of its nutritional content.
Roaches are known to be great sources of protein and other nutrients and an addition of this in chocolate not only makes it sweeter but also nutritious.
Plus, it’s not like you’re prone to find a full cockroach or a wing or leg in it, it’s just invisible and unnoticeable fragments that are used.
An average chocolate bar is said to contain 8 various insect parts that barely and rarely cause any allergic reaction when consumed.
Another point to look at is the fact that we also have insects in almost everything we eat, including our everyday chocolate, coffee, cereal and even canned tomatoes.
There is no guarantee that what we eat is not insect infected, even without noticing, we consume them day in, day out.
These are insects we’re talking about, even with fumigation, they would still find a way to get into food factories and into their finished products.
I would encourage you to continue enjoying your tasty chocolate irrespective of the insect infestation that can easily be ignored but if you are allergic to cockroaches or insects in general, please STOP consuming it.
So go out, get a bar of your favorite chocolate and enjoy it because in this life we are living, problem no dae finish ooo.