Wednesday, 1 April 2009
12:13:20 PM (GMT)
about choclate by mohammad ................
The tasty secret of the cacao (kah KOW) tree was discovered 2,000 years ago in the
tropical rainforests of the Americas. The pods of this tree contain seeds that can be
processed into chocolate. The story of how chocolate grew from a local Mesoamerican
beverage into a global sweet encompasses many cultures and continents.
The first people known to have made chocolate were the ancient cultures of Mexico and
Central America. These people, including the Maya and Aztec, mixed ground cacao seeds
with various seasonings to make a spicy, frothy drink.
Later, the Spanish conquistadors brought the seeds back home to Spain, where new
recipes were created. Eventually, and the drink’s popularity spread throughout
Europe. Since then, new technologies and innovations have changed the texture and
taste of chocolate, but it still remains one of the world’s favorite flavors.
Select which part of chocolate’s long history you’d like to explore first:
Introduction: Chocolate’s History at a Glance
For a quick introduction to the life and times of chocolate, check out this brief
summary spanning the centuries and civilizations conquered by cacao.
Chocolate: A Mesoamerican Luxury
Unearth the ancient history of chocolate’s origins as a bitter but beloved beverage
in Mesoamerican culture. You’ll discover chocolate’s significance in Maya and
Aztec religious ceremonies and learn about the important role it played in social
Chocolate: A European Sweet
Explore the cultural exchange of chocolate as it crossed the ocean and traveled to
Europe after the Spanish conquest of Mexico. You’ll learn how France, England, and
other countries also made their mark on chocolate’s history.
Chocolate: A Contemporary Confection
Investigate the effects that new technological innovations of the Industrial
Revolution had on chocolate. You’ll find out how it evolved from the sweet drink of
kings into its current chocolate bar form loved by so many people today.
finally who dosnt like chocolate ......... what kind do u like ???
Last edited: 1 June 2009