Slideshow: The History of Chocolate

Reviewed by Kathy Empen, MD on Friday, September 23, 2011

Chocolate treats.

Ripe cacao seed pods before they've been picked.

Ripe cacao seed pods before they've been picked.

Mexican hot chocolate is the descendant of a sacred drink called "xocoatl".

Mexican hot chocolate is the descendant of a sacred drink called 'xocoatl'.

Explorer Hernan Cortes meets Emperor Montezuma II of Mexico.

Explorer Hernan Cortes meets Emperor Montezuma II of Mexico.

The famed Italian lover Giacomo Casanova.

The famed Italian lover Giacomo Casanova.

Factory made chocolate bars

Chocolate hearts in heart box

Soldiers hand out chocolate to French children during WWII.

Soldiers hand out chocolate to French children during WWII.

Couple sharing chocolates

Chocolate covered cherry

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