There is no doubt a bit of truth and a bit of hopefulness in all of the claims made upon chocolate. But here are a few indisputable facts:
- Chocolate is a plant food. It contains naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.
- The sweetness of chocolate comes from the addition of sugar. Before sugar trading, the Aztecs drank a bitter mixture called Xocolatl. Crushed cocoa beans were used as the main ingredient.
- The melting point of cocoa butter is just below the human body temperature. This why chocolate literally melts in your mouth. Yum!
- Chocolate is the most widely accepted and sought after flavor in our country. It outpaces any other flavor by a 3 to 1 margin.