Some Interesting Facts about Chocolate

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Chocolate was once a currency

Chocolate was once a currency
Chocolate was once a currency

How many of you would eat your money if dollar bills were edible? Probably no one, and I guess most people still wouldn’t if they had some spare! But well, in much older times the cocoa beans were used as money.

Even until the 19th century, parts of Latin America used it as currency! In Mayan times, cocoa beans were considered to be worth or more than gold dust. The Aztecs believed that the seed of cacao were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the God of wisdom, and were valued and used as a form of currency.

One could purchase a rabbit for ten beans and a hundred beans could be worth hiring a slave! Hmmm… interesting!

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