It sometimes seems like the world just can’t get enough chocolate. We eat it plain, add all sorts of interesting things like raisins, chilies, and caramel to it, and even form it into the shape of a rabbit around Easter time. 859 more words
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A group of merchants, the pochteca, played a prominent role in the commercialization and commoditization of cacao within the Aztec empire. As the pochteca… 1,078 more words
In modern times, chocolate is often considered one of the most popular sweets that can be consumed. It is valued highly by modern society and is associated with popular holidays such as Valentine’s Day, as people will present chocolate to their lovers as a gift (Martin 2/11). 683 more words
In contemporary society, chocolate is a mainstream food accessible to nearly everyone. However, 1500 years ago, it used to be a luxurious item for the upper class. 539 more words
Chocolate, the gateway drug…
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Chocolate has not always been the common confectionary we experience today. When it first arrived from the Americas into Europe in the 17th century it was a rare and mysterious substance, thought more of as a drug than as a food.