The History of Cocoa
Cocoa was first consumed by the Mayans, Olmec, and Aztecs as early as 1900 BC. Cocoa was not made known by the rest of the world until 1502 when Christopher Columbus reached Nicaragua while trying to find an alternate trading route with Asia. But actually Hernan Cortes, who was the leader of a Spanish quest in 1519 to the Aztec Empire, who returned to Spain with a cocoa mix called xocoati (chocolate drink). The drink was very bitter and many people weren't interested in it, until they added sugar.........
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