August 15, 2009

History of chocolates

Hi friends ! Cocoa was first introduced into England during the seventeenth century. But the Aztecs in Central America had been drinking chocolate hundreds of years before the Spanish explorer Cortez conquered Mexico in 1519. They called it "CHOCOLATL".Cortez is said to have tasted his first drinking chocolate in a golden goblet in the palace of the Aztec Emperor, Montezuma. It must have been a rather bitter,pungent drink for the Spaniards improved the flavour by adding sugar and guarded the secret of its preparation for almost a century.


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