History Of Chocolate

The Chocolate We Use

We use fine organic and top quality ingredients of cacao and natural essential oils. We use top quality ingredients and each chocolate is literally made by hand. We use a low fat cream alternative resulting in a filling, healthy chocolate. Our chocolate is made with natural ingredients and is gluten free. We do not add sugars to it. 

 

Beginning History Of Chocolate

The history of chocolate can be traced to the ancient Mayans and even earlier to the ancient Olmecs of southern Mexico. It was here that the first cacao plants were found. The Olmec were the first to turn the cacao plant into chocolate. They drank their chocolate during rituals and used it as medicine.

 

How Is Chocolate Made?

Chocolate is made from the fruit of cacao trees, which are native to Central and South America. The fruits are called pods and each pod contains around 40 cacao beans. The beans are dried and roasted to create cocoa beans. It’s unclear exactly when cacao came on the scene or who invented it. It’s thought the Olmecs used cacao to create a ceremonial drink. However, since they kept no written history, opinions differ on if they used cacao beans in their concoctions or just the pulp of the cacao pod.

 

The Chocolate Today

Most modern chocolate is highly-refined and mass-produced, although some chocolatiers still make their chocolate creations by hand and keep the ingredients as pure as possible. For example, we make our chocolates by hand using ethically sourced cacao and premium natural ingredients. By doing this, we use the utmost care, time and attention for this and therefore it results in a far superior quality. Chocolate is available to drink, but is more often enjoyed as an edible confection or in desserts and baked goods. While your average chocolate bar isn’t considered healthy, dark chocolate has earned its place as a heart-healthy, antioxidant-rich treat.