interest facts about chocolate
September 29, 2008 4:55pm CST
Its a know fact that the Aztecs and Mayans created a drink made from the beans of the cacao tree. They called the drink cocoatl. In 1528, the conquering spanish brought the concoction known as chocolate (cho-co-lah-tay) back to spain. In 1615, chocolat (sho-co-lah) debuted at a royal wedding in france. From there, it made its way to england in 1662 as chocolat. In 1765, chocolate was introduced to the us by John hanan. He, with the help of Dr. James Baker refined the first batch in Dorchester Massachusetts.Later, the first chocolate factory in the United State was established. The first chocolate house was opened in London in 1657. Chocolate cost 10-15 shellings per pound and was considered a beverage for elite class. In 1930, Ruth Wakefield invented the modern day version of the chocolate chip cookie.