Chocolate is the most popular snack in the world. It is used in preparation of meals, desserts, alcoholic drinks, and numerous other products. Even though we indulge in eating this delicious snack almost every day, most people don’t know much about the actual product.
Chocolate Wasn’t Popular in Europe for a Few Centuries
When explorers from Europe first discovered chocolate and brought it back to their continent, it immediately started showing up (as a hot beverage) in various shops where it competed with the most popular hot drinks – tea and coffee. Europeans simply didn’t want to give up their favorite hot beverages and had completely forgotten about chocolate until the day the first solid milk chocolate was made.