The Bloody History of Chocolate

Since I wrote about how neither the idea or the ingredients in apple pie is particularly American, I think I should give equal time to the New World’s greatest contribution to civilization–chocolate!

Cacao pods  (Source: Wikipedia user Luisovalles (Own work))

Cacao pods
(Source: Wikipedia user Luisovalles (Own work))

I love that the genus of the chocolate tree is theobroma, literally “food of the gods”.

Sit down with a nice hot cup of cocoa or your favorite chocolate bar and read the interesting and informative article here.

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