I've noticed that 'chocolate' is similar in almost every language I've studied... if they don't have a local name for it, it's inevitably derived from Aztec-by-way-of-Spanish chocolate. (I'd guess English either took it from or mistook it for French, and that's why we don't pronounce the final 'e.')
That's probably why avocado is more or less the same in any language. Fun fact: the word avocado derives from the native American word for testicle. And avocados technically shouldn't exist because the creature that was its main source of seed dispersal died out around the time humans arrived in South America. Luckily for us, they discovered the deliciousness that is the avocado (aka testicle) and continued to harvest the fruit.
On the subject of chocolate...
We are from the US, and we recently vacationed in Ireland. We both love chocolate, so we bought Twix and Snickers at several different convenience stores in Dublin, Killarney, and Bunratty.
We both thought that the chocolate tasted different than the same candy in the US. It just didn’t tasted sweet.
Has anyone else had that experience?