Chocolate: The Impact Of Chocolate's Impact On Society

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Introduction There are not many foods that people adore in every way, chocolate being one them. A creamy and delicious dessert, it’s not hard to understand why it’s adored by many. All though it may seems like there’s not much to know about chocolate, there’s a whole world out there about this tasty treat’s production, history and chocolate’s dark side that many of us don’t know about. Read further to uncover chocolates huge impact on society.
History of Chocolate

Chocolate may be known as the “food of the gods,” but for the majority of its 4,00-year old history, it was consumed as a bitter and frothy drink rather than as a sweet edible treat. Anthropologists have found evidence that chocolate has been being made by people living in present-day Mexico as early as 1900 B.C! The ancient Mesoamericans who first cultivated the cacao bean found in the rainforests of Central America fermented, roasted and ground them into a smooth paste that they mixed with ingredients such as water, vanilla, honey, chili peppers and other spices to brew a chocolate drink.

Olmec, Mayan and Aztec civilizations found this chocolate beverage to energize and to enhance their mood, which led them to believe that it possessed mysterious and magical qualities. The Mayans worshipped a god of cacao, Ek-Chuah, and reserved chocolate for aristocrats such as rulers, warriors, priests, and nobles at sacred ceremonies. In the 1500s, Spanish explorers who sought gold and silver in Mexico returned
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