Learn some interesting facts about chocolate that will make you question chocolate's origin. Find out the place that chocolate may have originated from and how chocolate was first discovered.
One of the interesting facts about chocolate is that no one person can really claim the credit as the inventor of chocolate. Some scientists say the Aztecs and Mayans were the first to have used the cacao bean, and some say it was the Olmecs.
The first people known to have made a chocolate drink were the Mayans and Aztecs. They mixed ground cacao beans with various spices to make a spicy drink.
Mayans who were somewhat spiritual people probably took a liking to this food because it helped to give them that "Special" feeling.
Later, the Spanish explorers brought the cacao beans back home and created other recipes using sugar.
Chocolate became very popular and spread throughout the world. Today this creation is probably one of the world's most popular treats especially with the ladies.
Chocolate may have really originated from another world so to speak.
There are many stories that are kept out of "mainstream" which may indicate that chocolate may have come from "elsewhere".
"Elsewhere" may have something to do with the "Gods" interestingly enough. Maybe that is why chocolate is claimed to be the "Food of the Gods"??