The Story of Chocolate

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  • Published: 15 Jun 2013
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2013
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It's the world's most popular treat, but where does chocolate come from? And why is it so Delicious?Discover the bean behind each bar and follow it's journey from the American rainforest to factories everywhere.

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    In 1519, a Spanish explorer named Harnan Cortes set out with an army to fight the Aztecs. The Aztecs were a fierce group of people. After many battles the Aztecs emperor, Montezuma wanted to make peace and he invited Cortes to court. He gave Cortes his first taste of chocolate.

Cortes liked the chocolate but he still conquered the Aztecs. In 1528, when Cortes sailed home, his sacks were bursting with Aztecs treasure... including cocoa beans. Back in Spain, Cortes served the chocolate drink to his friends. They decided it tasted better hot and with lots of sugar.It was so good, they kept it themselves.

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