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History of ChocolateFrom once luxury item, chocolate is now shared by people from all walks of life
The bittersweet background of chocolate
Chocolate was once believed to be an aphrodisiac and served as part of a bitter drink mixed with accents of spices or wine. Cacao beans were so treasured by Aztecs that they were used as a form of currency. In the 16th century, cacao found its way to Spain where sugar was added to it, creating a sweet and decadent treat that royalty enjoyed on a regular basis. Chocolate is now considered a staple in the diets of millions of people around the world.
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