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Early Origins of Chocolate Under Aztec Rule

Aztec Making Cocoa

Just as with every story, let’s start at the very beginning; the story of chocolate begins under lush, tropical condition, set in the beautiful lands of Mesoamerica.  It was here, that Theobroma Cacao (the cocoa tree) flourished, blooming into a popular beverage for the people of this region.  The Aztecs would later take the helm […]