A BRIEF HISTORY
The History of Chocolate begins in Mesoamerica
(Mayan, Aztecs - Mexico, South America)
Chocolate, the fermented, roasted, and ground beans of the
Theobroma Cacao can be traced to the Mokaya and other
Pre-Olmec Peoples, with evidence of Chocolate Beverages
dating back to 1900 BC.
(Although recently evidence now suggests it could
be earlier still!)
The Spanish brought Cacao back to Europe in the 16th century
and many chocolate innovations have occurred in
the ensuing Centuries.
The word "Chocolate" comes from the Classical Nahuatl (Aztec)
word Chocolātl, and entered the English Language from Spanish!
INTERESTING FOOD COVERED IN CHOCOLATE
A Chef in a America covers freshly cooked Bacon in Chocolate!
The Actress Julia Roberts held a Dinner Party for
her Guests and served Crickets covered in Chocolate!
(As a topic of conversion it went down well -
but probably not the Crickets stomach wise!!!)
CHOCOLATE FOUNTAINS. WHO INVENTED THEM
"Chocolate Fountain Machines" were invented by Ben Brisman
and popularized in 1991 by a Canadian Company called
Design & Realisation.
They did not become very popular until Design & Realisation
began displaying these Fountains at the National Restaurant Show
in Chicago, starting in the early 1990s!
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