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About Chocolate

History of Chocolate

The cacao tree originated in the Amazon and Orinoco basins 4000 years ago. They started to be grown by the Olmecs and the Maya people who prepared the first hot chocolate from their fruits and called it “xocolatl” (“bitter water“).

Cocoa Beans

It’s not a secret that cocoa beans are the basic ingredient of chocolate. We distinguish several varieties which all have their specific taste changing according to the place of their occurrence. Cocoa beans from Brazil are slightly bitter, Mexican ones are typical for their dark colour and strong flavour…