The history of Chocolate spans thousands of years, originally discovered in the pods of the cacao (kah KOW) trees in the rain forests of the Americas.
These pods, processed into chocolate were drunk in Ancient cultures who celebrated this Meso-American sweet drink. Spanish conquistadors brought the seeds to Spain and created new recipes. This popular drink spread throughout Europe and met with time and technology has become one of the world’s most favorite flavors. Who grows chocolate now? Cocoa trees are grown in tropical climates and 70% of the world’s chocolate is produced in West Africa with an estimated 1.2 – 1.5 million farms. In these farms, the whole family gets involved.