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A brief History of Chocolates!

The "food for gods" is chocolate. It is a delicious pleasure that we all like having. Chocolate always lifts your spirits, no matter how you're feeling.

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Chocolate is known as the ‘food for gods’. It is an irresistible treat that we all love to have. No matter what mood you are in, chocolates always make you happier in moments. What is more interesting is the history of chocolate, which dates back to 4000 years from now. Keep reading to find out more…


Who made the first chocolate?
The first chocolate was made by the people of ancient Olmecs of Southern Mexico around 1500 BCE. From them the recipe of chocolate was transferred to the Central American Mayans. In Mayan history there are several mentions of chocolate drinks that people drank as celebratory gestures.

Chocolate currency?

As the popularity of Chocolate grew, the Aztecs started considering it more valuable than gold. In the Aztec culture, they not only drank chocolate drinks but they also believed that it was given to them by gods. It was so popular among them that they had started using Cacao Beans as their currency.

Chocolate’s journey to Europe and America!

Gradually, in the 1500s Chocolate arrived in the city of Spain. By the end of the 16th century, Spain started importing Chocolate to various parts of the world. Through the Spanish ships, Chocolate landed in the city of Florida, America. In America, Chocolate became very popular among all the people. 


Chocolate Today…

Today chocolate is an enjoyable edible confection all round the world. It is made in a different process and does not taste the same as the ancient Mayan Chocolate. However, dark chocolate contains a lot of antioxidants and is considered healthy for our heart.



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