Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Chocolate cravings have ancient roots indeed

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If you think that a chocolate cravings is an invention of modern times, a new archaeological find may want to dispute that fact with you. According to experts, one of the oldest traces ever of human chocolate consumption was recently found in some pottery dated back to more than 3,000 years ago.

These pottery jugs were thought to have contained a fermented chocolate concoction and were located in Honduras. Did people that long ago seek out chocolate like we do today? It appears that way -- although without all the processing modern chocolate undergoes.

The pulp of the chocolate fruit was made into a fermented drink, according to archaeologists. I'll bet that was a neat dinner companion!

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