Did you know that a chocolate bar has, on average, about 8 insect parts in it? That’s right; it seems that the FDA actually allows a certain amount of insect parts to be present in food. It turns out that cockroaches just can’t resist munching on coca beans and that they will inevitably become mixed up into chocolate products.
This happens so commonly that many doctors are beginning to believe that people that are allergic to chocolate are actually allergic to the cockroach parts that wind up in the mix. This problem happens with lots of different foods, including wheat, peanut butter, fruits, popcorn, and even some cheeses. An insect finding their way into food is pretty much inevitable, and the only way to stop it would be with the use of even more pesticides. Fortunately food manufacturers and the FDA have decided that a few bug parts here and there in our diets are safer than tons of toxic chemicals.