The Original Chocolate

April 15, 2010

The Original Chocolate

The word “chocolate” is said to be derived from the Mayan word “xocoatl.” In fact, the Mayans, who occupied the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico starting in the 3rd century, were the first people to unlock the secrets of cacao seeds to make chocolate paste. This rich culture also crafted a recipe for an iconic beverage, known today as Mayan Hot … Read the rest