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A Brief History of Chocolate

* Confectionery history has a record of at least 4,000 years, when
Egyptians displayed
their pleasures on papyrus. Sweetmeats were being sold in the
marketplace in 1566 BC.
Yet chocolate didn't appear on the scene until the ancient Aztec and
Mayan cultures
discovered the value of the cacao plant. It is reputed to have
originated in the Amazon
or Orinoco basin.

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A Brief History of Chocolate

* Confectionery history has a record of at least 4,000 years, when
Egyptians displayed their pleasures on papyrus. Sweetmeats were being sold in the marketplace in 1566 BC.
Yet chocolate didn't appear on the scene until the ancient Aztec and
Mayan cultures discovered the value of the cacao plant. It is reputed to have
originated in the Amazon or Orinoco basin.
hello all,
It sounds like you are saying the Egyptians did not really have any chocolate? Or are the Aztec and Mayan cultures touted to have found the cacao at around the same time? You seem to indicate it was found later in history than what the Egyptians claim for it.

How, when or who, makes no difference to me----Love the stuff in dark or raw of course.


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