Why The World Love Chocolate

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Ask people about their favorite sweet thing to eat, and they’ll probably say it’s chocolate. People around the world love chocolate. They love it so much that every year they eat more chocolate than any other sweet .Chocolate is a key ingredient in many foods such as milk shakes, candy bars, cookies and cereals. It is ranked as one of the most favourite flavours in North America and Europe (Swift, 1998). Although its popularity, most people do not know the unique origins of this popular treat. Chocolate is a product that needs complex procedures to produce. The process involves harvesting coca, refining coca to cocoa beans, and shipping the cocoa beans to the manufacturing factory for cleaning, coaching and grinding. These cocoa beans…show more content…
These people enjoyed a drink made from chocolate. But if you were to try this drink today, you would find that it tastes much different from the chocolate drinks to enjoy. In fact, it was a very bitter tasting drink kind of like coffee.

Christopher Columbus brought some cacao beans back from the king and back from the new world to show to the king and queen of Spain. But Europeans did not know what to do with the beans, so they mostly neglected them. They were more interested in spices and other things Columbus brought back. A Spanish explorer called Hernando Cortez helped Europeans begin to see that there was benefit in cacao beans. The great Aztec ruler Montezuma had served Cortez a drink made from cacao beans. The Aztecs told Cortez that it was the drink of the gods. They believed that cacao beans gave them added wisdom and strength. They placed so much value on cacao beans that they used the beans as a form of money. Cortez saw much more benefit in the beans as money than as a drink. He planted cacao trees so that the he could use the beans, not for chocolate, but as

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