"have u ever wonder.. where the chocolate came from?"
The beginning of the chocolate story takes place among the Toltecs and other Central and South American tribes. At first they ate only the flesh of the cocoa fruit, because the seeds themselves were too bitter. It was discovered later that throwing the seeds on the fire produced a mouthwatering scent. This scent aroused enough curiosity that experiments with the seeds began - and when the seeds were crushed between stones and ground to a creamy paste, chocolate was born...
The first European to encounter chocolate was Christopher Columbus. Less than impressed by the stuff, it wasn't until 1520, when Cortez reached the east coast of Mexico, that chocolate began its journey to Europe. A favored guest of Montezuma, Cortez was introduced to the 'xocotlatl' drink, and given a plantation of cocoa trees so that he might spend among the native population. After Cortez's discovery, the bean made its way to Spain. The Spanish added sugar to the roasted bean, and sought a monopoly on the cocoa bean. Large shipments smuggled to Europe and Asia prevented the attempt, however, and chocolate became a delicacy of the Royal courts of Europe.....
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okay! now the nutrition.. is it good for your health?
think about it...
Chocolate candy is a form of confectionery typically loaded with refined sugar. Tastes great but it can lead to 'type 2 diabetes', 'obesity' and 'tooth decay'.
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