Friday is National Chocolate Day

A Hershey's Chocolate Kiss sits on te belt at Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey, Pa., Thursday, July 21, 2005. Hershey Co., the nation's largest candy maker, said Thursday its second-quarter profit fell from results a year ago that included a tax benefit, and unveiled a restructuring plan that will cut an undisclosed number of jobs to save up to $50 million annually. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(WISH) – Friday is National Chocolate Day, which means it’s a day to celebrate all things chocolate.

Here are some facts about chocolate:

  • There are around 1.5 million cocoa farms in West Africa
  • The farms in West Africa produce 70 percent of the world’s cocoa
  • It takes 400 cocoa beans to make one pound of chocolate
  • It takes four to five years for a cocoa tree to produce its first beans