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Default * The word "chocolate" is said to derive from the Mayan "xocoatl";cocoa from the Aztec

* The word "chocolate" is said to derive from the Mayan "xocoatl";
cocoa from the Aztec
"cacahuatl." The Mexican Indian word "chocolate" comes from a
combination of the
terms choco ("foam") and atl ("water"); early chocolate was only
consumed in beverage
form. As part of a ritual in twelfth-century Mesoamerican marriages, a
mug of the
frothy chocolate was shared.

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