“Anything is good, if it has chocolate in it.” This quote summarizes all the magic that chocolate holds. Considered as the ‘food of the Gods’, chocolate has some magic in it that can make anyone happy. And if you are wondering how and why look back at the history and you will find the answer. According to experts, it has been documented in history that chocolate was then used more than a sweet delight. Scroll to know more about it.

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2. It was a bitter beverage and not a sweet delight

 It was a bitter beverage and not a sweet delight

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3. When and why chocolate became a currency

When and why chocolate became a currency

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4. Used as a barter currency

Used as a barter currency

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5. Chocolate can make anyone happy

 Chocolate can make anyone happy

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Yes, you read the header right! During 1900 B.C chocolate was treated as a bitter beverage and not a sweet delight. During that era, it was consumed as a frothy liquid drink with corn puree and spices. According to health experts, the drink improves strength and power. It is believed that the chocolate flavoured drink was usually reserved for the nobility and warriors.According to anthropologists, the traces of chocolate were first found in Mexico during 1900 B.C. It has been documented that history of chocolate initiated in Mesoamerica and the tribe called Aztecs traded with Mayans for cocoa beans. During that period, it was believed that chocolate was the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the God of wisdom. With time, Aztecs started dominating Mesoamerica and they had a craving for chocolate and unfortunately, they could not grow in their area. Therefore, they started the trend of using cocoa seeds as a currency.Historians have documented that during the period cocoa beans were used as a barter currency for the exchange of food and clothes.At that time it gave happiness to people in form of currency and today it gives us guilty pleasure and happiness. It has been proved that chocolate contains over 300 naturally-occurring chemicals that affect the human brain via the release of neurotransmitters. They cause alertness and a degree of happiness and excitement. We guess one can never have enough of chocolates!

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