Did you know that Chocolate is one of the greatest treasures ever discovered, the beans comes from the tree of Theobroma cacao, which is the original source of chocolate. Silky in texture, potent in taste, delicately perfumed and elegant to behold, Chocolate is a rich source of sensory pleasure, venerated by almost everyone. Chocolate is ultimately a divine food, and the word is translated from the Greek, Theobroma literally means “food of the Gods.”
The journey of Chocolate can be traced from the land of Maya in Central America to Spain and then to the rest of Europe, and the United States. Since it was first discovered, Chocolate has never failed to make an impact from the church, medical professionals, scientists, social reformers and royals are like. Over centuries, every level of society in one form or another has excitedly consumed it. The term cacao is use to describe the plant and chocolate is use to describe the processed beans.
The word cocoa refers ONLY to the concentrated cocoa powder invented by the Dutch. The flavorings and sweetness may vary by countries, but there is one untied thread – that smooth, sensuous, melt-in-your mouth quality that is pointless in resisting.
To be continued…..
Jeanette Marcelle, Marlene Enterprises