Indians are believed to be the first to grow cocoa beans
as a domestic crop somewhere between 1500 BC and 400 BC.
Later on the consumption of cocoa beans was restricted to
the elite of Mayan society in the liquid form.
migrate into the northern regions of South America around
600 AD, they established cocoa plantations in the Yucatan.
By the 14th Century this liquid libation become popular
among the upper classes of Aztec society. They were the
first to tax the beans than made this drink called "xocalatl"
meaning warm or bitter liquid.
Spanish explores to the area discovered the bean drink and
in the 16th Century brought it to Europe. They began to
add cane sugar and flavorings such as vanilla to their
sweet cocoa beverages and by 1570 AD the cocoa was used as
a popular medicine and aphrodisiac.
later the English introduced a solid chocolate in the form
of chocolate rolls and cakes, served in chocolate
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