Colonial Chocolate

The first Europeans who came to America used to think cacao seeds were some kind of almond. It didn’t take long for them to comprehend the richness and various benefits of the sour beverage Mayans prepared with those seeds. Europeans added new flavors to the drink, mostly sugar, and converted it into a sweet delight. Chocolate became a favorite beverage in royal courts across Europe. In 1674, after many years of discovery and development, cacao was transformed into what we know today as CHOCOLATE.