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Chocolate comprises a number of raw and processed foods that originate from the bean of the tropical cacao tree. It is a common ingredient in many kinds of sweets such as chocolate candy, ice creams, cookies, cakes, pies, chocolate mousse, and other desserts. It is one of the more popular flavours in the world.

Chocolate was created by the Mesoamerican civilization, from cacao beans, and cultivated by pre-Columbian civilizations such as the Maya and Aztec, who used it as a basic component in a variety of sauces and beverages. The cocoa beans were ground and mixed with water to produce a variety of beverages, both sweet and bitter, which were reserved only to the highest noblemen and clerics of the Mesoamerican world. The word "chocolate" comes... more

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