Where does chocolate come from? Who first made chocolate? The History of Chocolate is a long and interesting story. From its beginnings in Mesoamerica all the way up to Swiss inventors tinkering away with it in cottages in the Alps.
Fuel for the Aztec and European war machines, a catalyst for massive industrial innovation and a tasty treat adored by chocoholics across the globe. It was enjoyed by powerful Emperor’s on both sides of the Atlantic and filled the pockets of enterprising missionaries. With its roots as a spicy and fatty drink in ancient Mesoamerica, how did chocolate eventually become the guilty pleasure of billions?
Let’s find out.
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The True History of Chocolate (http://amzn.to/2G080LJ)
Chocolate: A Global History (http://amzn.to/2DX9VAav)
Cool article about the Fair Trade Mayan chocolate https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2006/may/28/foodanddrink.features1
Documentary. The Dark Side Of Chocolate
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