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The History of Chocolate

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Cielo De La Cerda

on 24 September 2014

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600 CE - Mayas brought Cacao from the rainforest in Guatemala
1000 CE - Cacao was used as money, as a bitter drink and to treat coughs and fever
1200 CE - Aztecs were the first to tax the beans

Seville, Spain
1585 - First official shipments of cocoa beans began arriving in Seville from Vera Cruz, Mexico
1657 - The first chocolate house was opened in London by a Frenchman
1660 - For the first time people outside the royal court enjoyed chocolate drinking.
1674 - A London coffeehouse sell the first solid chocolate in a form of chocolate rolls and cakes, served in chocolate emporiums.
Boston, USA
1764 - The Baker Chocolate Company is the first chocolate company in the United States.
Florence & Venice, Italy
1720 - The Italians began serving chocolate in Florence and Venice
1732 - Make Chocolate production much easier
1753 - Xarlous Linnaeus renamed cocoa "theombroma", Greek for " food of the gods"
1780 - The first chocolate made by machine is produced.
Barcelona, Spain
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Hershey's Chocolate
1893 - Milton Hershey attended the Chicago International Exposition where he bought German chocolate-making machinery and began making chocolate-coated caramels
1894 - Milton started the Hershey Chocolate Company
produced Hershey chocolate caramels, breakfast cocoa, sweet chocolate and baking chocolate.
He sold his caramel business and concentrated on chocolate-making.
1926 -
Godiva founder and master chocolatier Joseph Draps created a new line of Belgian chocolates with extraordinary richness, premium quality, and iconic style.

He sought a name for his company that embodied timeless values balanced with modern boldness – much like our lady of legend.

The choice became clear to Draps: He named his company GODIVA.
1988 - Nestlé buys the British chocolate and candy manufactures Rowntree. This makes Nestlé the world's largest chocolate manufacturer.
Created By : Salma Sierra
Ana Rodriguez
Cielo De La Cerda
Valeria Galindo Riddle

The Chocolate Evolution
Work Cited
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