Long before civilization, people have fostered a love affair with chocolate. Its earliest consumption can be traced back to the Aztecs of Mesoamerica. It is said Queen Marie Antoinette of France was a chocolate lover, even bringing her own chocolatier in Versailles. Who wouldn’t be? Everyone loves the comfort, innocence, or even indulgent pleasures of chocolate. It is a heavenly treat and a sinful delight.
- Ancient Aztecs worshiped the cacao pod, believing it to have magical powers. They were believed to be the first people who enjoyed drinking hot and cold, spiced beverages. Cacao beans were also used as form of currency to purchase goods.
- Don’t blame chocolate on your acne! In fact, flavonoids in chocolate improve blood flow to the skin and can help fight wrinkles.
- Researchers from Indiana University found out that drinking milk chocolate after a workout had better endurance and less fatigue compared to those who consumed energy drinks.
- The Hershey Company offers chocolate spas to its clients. You can book treatments such as the Hershey’s Cocoa Massage, Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Body Wrap, Dark Chocolate Immersion, Hershey’s Cocoa Massage, and other Hershey’s Chocolate Treatments.