Saturday, 26 January 2013

Earliest evidence of Chocolate!

The earliest evidence of chocolate has been found in the Canyonlands in Utah - apparently people were eating chocolate 1200 years ago! This means that cocoa beans were being imported from the Tropics since the c8th, strongly implicating that people in Southwestern USA were not as isolated as archaeologists first believed. The cocoa beans were used to make hot chocolate, but it's not clear whether it was drunk for leisure or ritual purposes.

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