The History of Chocolate:
Mezo America was the birthplace of chocolate some 1,500 years ago. The "Pucc hill country" is best known for its ruins "Uxmal". The rich soil is ideal for growing the "Kaokao" or Cacao seeds. This is the main ingredient in chocolate and the seeds were once used as currency by the Aztec's. The ancient Maya worshiped the Cacao seed. And Cacao is also the Mayan word for "God Food"!
And not surprisingly the Aztec's considered chocolate to be an aphrodisiac.
The Cacao bean was so revered that the Aztec’s Emperor, Montezuma drank it fifty times a day from a golden goblet. He was quoted as saying of “Xocolatl” (as it was referred to): “The divine drink, which builds up resistance and fights fatigue. A cup of this precious drink permits a man to walk for a whole day without food”.