Fortunately, the median lethal dose for humans is 1000 milligrams per kilogram of body weight.
That means that an 80 kg human would have to eat 5.7 kg of unsweetened dark chocolate for it to kill them (going by a theobromine content of 14 milligrams per gram of dark chocolate, although it varies).11 Oct 2012
Can humans die from eating too much chocolate?
Substantial amounts of chocolate consumption can lead to lead poisoning. Also if you have defects in the enzymes for metabolizing theobromine, or consume massive amounts of chocolate you could potentially die from theobromine poisoning. If you eat too much of anything…you get sick.17 Mar 2018
How much chocolate can you eat before you die?
Theobromine poisoning can cause heart failure, seizures, acute kidney damage and dehydration. A lethal dosage of chocolate for a human being is about 22lb (or 40 bars of Dairy Milk). On the other hand, one Smartie would be enough to kill a robin or a blackbird.21 Jul 2009
How much chocolate can kill a dog?
Milk chocolate: 1 ounce per pound of body weight. Approximately one pound of milk chocolate is poisonous to a 20-pound dog; one-half pound for a 10-pound dog. The average chocolate bar contains 2 to 3 ounces of milk chocolate. It would take 2-3 candy bars to poison a 10 pound dog.17 Feb 2007
How much chocolate does it take to overdose?
The amount it would take to kill a person weighing 70 kilograms (or roughly 154 pounds) is 70 cups. That is 560 ounces, which is equal to 28 Venti Starbucks coffees.3 Sep 2015