The Rich History of Chocolate

The history of chocolate may not seem as complicated as it is, but there sure is a lot to learn about the world’s best candy, chocolate. That fact has been manifested in the book, Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treat by Kay Frydenborg. You might have eaten chocolate a million times, but have you really thought about what chocolate was made of? What was most important that caused the chocolate to exist? Chocolate contains the tasty and nutritious fruit of the Cacao tree, also known as Theobroma cacao. It was found in the Upper Amazon Basin of South America. The ancient Mesoamericans invented chocolate, how to transform cacao seeds into an astounding food. They crushed the cacao seeds resulting in a chocolate paste mixed with sugar to create the rich quality chocolate.

I am a person who really loves candy, especially chocolate. Chocolate has been a fraction of my life. Without chocolate, I don’t think I could ever overcome the difficulties in life. When I get nervous in swim competitions, I take a bite of chocolate, rapidly, all of my energy is restored by just one small piece of chocolate. Dark chocolate and white chocolate aren’t my favorites. One is too bitter, the other is too sweet. Which is why I like milk chocolate since it is just in between. This shows how important chocolate is in my life.

This book reveals the deep rich history of chocolate that allowed me to learn so much more about chocolate.

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