3 million tons of cocoa

Annually that’s how much cocoa is consumed.

It originated in South America and the latin name, Theobroma, literally means ‘food of the gods’.

It came to Europe as a drink, chocolatl, and did not become used in confection until the 18th century. Chocolate houses became popular drinking places in the 1700’s in England.

Today, across many countries is the celebration of Easter, related to the resurrection of Christ.

Perhaps, it could more aptly be renamed Cocoa, the celebration of chocolate.

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