Hip Hip Hooray for the Aztecs!!!
|Aztec scupture of figure holding a cacao pod|
1. ground cocoa, other spices and dried corn to a fine powder 2. mix this powder with cold water until frothy 3. Drink. No sugar in the recipe so it must've been very bitter! In 1528, when the conquistadors returned to Spain after conquering the Aztecs, they brought back the cocoa beans. The Europeans added sugar and milk and the drink became popular among the royals and wealthy. By 1657, the first "chocolate houses" were opened and the public could now enjoy drinking chocolate. One of these chocolate houses made the first chocolate cake in 1674 and, years later in the 19th century, John Cadbury developed the process to make the first candy bar!! And tonight is Halloween, when the children of America go trick -or-treating and celebrate that most wonderful of confections - CHOCOLATE!!! Yeah for the Aztecs and Happy Halloween!!