The Origins of Chocolate

Chocolate is made from the fruit of cacao trees, which are native to which region?

  • A. Central America
  • B. North Africa
  • C. South Pacific
  • D. Tibetan Plateau

68% of players knew the correct answer: A., Central America

Each fruit of the cacao tree contains around 40 cacao beans. Early civilizations in Mexico and Central America, such as the Aztecs and Mayans, used chocolate in ceremonial beverages, which were often bitter and not like the sweet chocolate we know today.


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Question of the Day: The Origins of Chocolate
Much like its flavor, chocolate has a rich history. In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika dive into the origins of chocolate, where it comes from, and how it's been used throughout history.

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