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Old 21-03-2009, 01:37 PM posted to rec.food.baking
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Default A Brief History of Chocolate15

When the Spanish Princess Maria Theresa was betrothed to Louis XIV of
France in
1615, she gave her fiancé an engagement gift of chocolate, packaged in
an elegantly
ornate chest. Their marriage was symbolic of the marriage of chocolate
in the Spanish-
Franco culture.


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