Saturday, 13 August 2011

The History Of Chocolate

Chocolates are one of the most popular and recognizable flavors and they have been delighting taste buds all around the world for at least 2,000 years. It all began in Amazon where the Mayans and Aztec believed that this bitter cocoa drink is an elixir of life that can ward of evil and to strengthen the body from illness. During those times, only the elite could afford to drink this rich substance and often cocoa beans were used as trading currency. From Mesoamerica to Spain to all around the World!

In the mid 1600s, the Spanish came to Mesoamerica and took these delightful cocoa beans back to Spain. This was the beginning of the growth of the passion for chocolate and London was hooked on the cocoa craze. At that time, cocoa was still served as a beverage but the Europeans added sugar and milk to counteract the natural bitterness.

The chocolate making process has evolved over the years from the Industrial Revolution. The discovery of how to turn cocoa powder into solid chocolate bars meant that even more people could savor the delightful aroma and taste of this fine ingredient.

Since then, the craving for fine chocolate has never stopped and chocolate fans continues to crave after premium chocolates at a global scale!

Are you one of them?

Credit: Cocoa Boutique
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