History of chocolate(brief)

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History of chocolate(brief)

  1. 1. History of ChocolateWardah Mohammed
  2. 2. Chocolate Train• Mayans: pioneers of chocolate.• Chocolate in Aztec civilization.• Spain discovers chocolate.• Chocolates spreads through Europe.• Progress of Chocolate.• Chocolate goes global.
  3. 3. Mayans: Pioneers of Chocolate• Mayans discover cacao.• Learned to eat it from monkeys.• Pleasant aroma motivated invention of cacao beverage.
  4. 4. Cacao in Aztec Civilization• Adopted from Mayans.• Highly valued cacao beans; used as currency.• Also used in religious rituals and offerings.• Aztecs called cacao beverage „Xocolatl‟.
  5. 5. Spain Discovers Chocolate• 1519 – Hernan Cortez arrived in South America.• Montezuma welcomed him and offered him Xocolatl.• 1529 – Cortez introduced chocolate drink to Spain.
  6. 6. Chocolate in Europe• Chocolate exported to other European countries.• Spain kept source of the drink a secret.• Only wealthy could enjoy cocoa beverage.
  7. 7. Progress of Chocolate• 1828 – Johannes Van Houten separated cocoa butter from ground cocoa beans.• 1847 – Joseph Fry and Son made solid chocolate.• 1849 – John Cadbury introduced chocolate candy bar.
  8. 8. Progress of chocolate• 1875 – Milk chocolate was invented by Henri Nestle and Daniel Peter.• 1879 – Rudolphe Lindt created a bar that „snaps‟ and melts on the tongue.• 1900 – Milton S. Hershey invented Hersheys Milk Chocolate Bar.
  9. 9. Progress of chocolate• 1923 – Mars company invented Milky Way• 1940s – Forrest Mars & Bruce Murrie invented M&M‟s.
  10. 10. Chocolate Goes Global• Chocolate is prevalent around the world.• “Seven days without chocolate makes one weak.”- Anonymous.

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