Where did chocolate originally come from?
Mexico i think
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The chocolate that we eat or use in desserts is the product of along and delicate process that starts with the cacao tree. Thismarvelous tree grows in humid, tropical regions, between 10Â° northand 10Â° south of the equator. This zone, which can be enlarged inplaces to 20Â°, is called "the cac…ao belt." The ideal altitude for a good plantation is between 400 and 600meters (1300 and 1970 feet). The cacao tree, also called the cacaopalm and the chocolate tree, is very fragile and highly dependenton the ambient heat and humidity. It often grows in the shadeprovided by other trees, such as the banana, which are taller andmore robust. The fruit of the cacao tree, called a pod, presents a ratherstartling appearance, as it grows right on the tree trunk. A podweighs between 200 and 800 grams (7 to 27 ounces) and takes 5 to 6months to arrive at maturity. There are three families of cacaotrees, each with highly characteristic beans : The criollo is ofexceptional quality, highly aromatic, and almost withoutbitterness. It is used by luxury chocolate makers. Relatively rare(this family is actually disappearing) and very expensive, we usethese to make Grand Cru chocolates with unique flavor. Criollo cocoa beans are grown, for the most part, in South America.The forastero is originally from the Upper Amazon and is to cocoawhat robusta is to coffee. It has a very pronounced, full-bodiedflavor. Today this ordinary cocoa bean is grown mainly in Africa.It accounts for 85% of the world's production. The trinitario is the result of a hybridization between the othertwo families and is named for the island of Trinidad. It combinesthe delicate savor of the criollo and the force of the forastero.Although two thirds of the world's cocoa bean production comes fromAfrica (Ghana, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, etc.), producing countries arepresent throughout the "cacao belt" and include Brazil, Venezuela,Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, the Caribbean islands,Jamaica, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. Just as the geography is different, so too are the beans grown inall these various countries. Each has a personality, a certainsomething not present in the others. Cocoa beans can be harvestedall year long. In many countries, however, there are two productionpeaks: November to January and May to July. Harvesting is adelicate operation, as the cacao tree is too fragile for the pickerto climb it. Instead, he uses a long pole equipped with a sharpblade. The maturity of a cocoa pod is measured by its color change, fromgreen to yellow or from red to orange, and by the hollow sound itmakes when struck. Once picked, the fruit is split with a machete,an operation requiring much hand labor. Each pod can contain up to40 beans, which are surrounded by a white pulp called mucilage. ( Full Answer )
I think from somewhere in Africa I think from somewhere in Africa No, it was native to the amazon region of south America before people brought it to Africa. seriously, use wikipedia more
Chocolate is natural. It comes from the cocoa bean. The first people to make chocolate were the ancient meso Americantribes of Mexico and Central America, including the Incas, Aztecand Mayans. They mixed ground cacao, or kah-kow seeds withseasonings to make a spicy, drink called chocolate. It was ra…therbitter however, so the Spaniard conquistadors, who had been servedthis drink by the Aztec Emperor, Montezuma, decided to add sugarcane to the drink to create a drink more palatable to Europeantastes. . Chocolate drink arrived in England in the 1650s and was popular inKing Charles II's court. In 1657 London's very first ChocolateHouse was advertised: 'In Bishopsgate Street, in Queen's HeadAlley, at a Frenchman's house, is an excellent West Indian drinkcalled Chocolate to be sold, where you may have it ready at anytime and also unmade at reasonable rates.'. It was not until the late 1700s that the first form of solidchocolate was invented by a Frenchman, Doret who designed a machineto crush the beans and mix and blend the chocolate paste. In 1780,an entrepreneur began the mechanical production of chocolate inBayonne. In 1819 Francois Louis Cailler opened the first Swisschocolate factory on the banks of Lake Lehman (Lake Geneva) andthere produced the first bar of chocolate in history. ( Full Answer )
German Chocolate was first made in Afghanistan. That is its origin. They are so incredibly poor in that part of the world that they consume their own excrement. The brown colour of the "food" is why it was given the nickname "chocolate." Do not be fooled! There is there is no real chocolate there. …It's really just "a big turd." Some have speculated that the reason why it's called GERMAN chocolate is because the Germans are notorious producers (and consumers) of scheisse videos. ( Full Answer )
Chocolate Mousse was one of the original flavors of Mousse, which originated in France. The actual creator of Mousse and where he or she was at the time of creation is unconfirmed.
Chocolate was found in around 900 B.C. by ancient Aztecs, who put it into a bitter drink. Over many years it's come to America. Now over half is produced in South Africa by slave labor.
The Nahuatl language of Mexico is the source of the word "chocolate." Specifically, the original Nahuatl word is " xocol Ätl ." Its original meaning is "bitter water." The word became one of worldwide recognition with the interactions between the ancient Aztec Empire and explorers and settl…ers from Spain in the 16th century. ( Full Answer )
coco beans - were u having a blonde moment. your mum is having a baby
Lorraine Lorusso was the creator of chocolate covered strawberries during the 1960's. She introduced them at a store named "Stop n Shop" located in Chicago, Illinois.
No, the word 'Chocolate' comes to us from the Nahuatl word xocolatl : xococ , bitter + atl , water.
it seems as though chocolate dipped fruit may have originated in south america, as that is where the cocoa bean originated. When chocolate started appearing, it was a rather bitter concoction, so it would make sense to dip some sweet fruit into bitter chocolate for a fantastic treat .. for the ric…h, not the poor. ( Full Answer )
Information taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_chocolate_cake . . This cake is actually not a traditional German dessert. The original recipe was sent by a homemaker in Dallas in 1957 to a newspaper in Texas. It used Baker's German's Sweet Chocolate, which was created in 1852 by an En…glishman named Samuel German for the Baker's chocolate brand. Coconut is also a major baking product of the company.. The cake became quite popular and General Foods - which owned Baker's Chocolate at the time - sent the recipe to other newspapers in the country. Sales of the company are said to have increased by as much as 73%. The apostrophe and the "s" were accidentally dropped in subsequent publications, creating the "German Chocolate Cake" we know today.  ( Full Answer )
i dont know but wherever it came from we should thank them chocolate cake IS GOOD!!!
Chocolate comes from cacao beans which grow in Latin America. In their natural state the beans have a very bitter taste; therefore, during processing varying amounts of sugar are added depending on whether you want bittersweet chocolate or very sweet milk chocolate.
Adelaide, SA, Australia. . John Haigh obtained the knoledge and machinery required to make premium chocolate from a Swiss chocolate maker.
When Europeans went and saw the Aztecs they saw chocolate and brought it bak here but we made it sweet.
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The milk in "milk chocolate" comes from cows, and is added to the cocoa powder.
Mexico. _____________________________________________. In addition to the first answer of Mexico; here are a few more countries where cacao tree originates (in other words where the cacao tree is grown): . India . Africa . Indonesia . Venezuela . Brazil . Belize . Costa Rica . Cuba
The idea of chocolate covered ants originated in Africa. Insectsare a very high source of protein, and can be a healthy dietchoice.
Hershey's chocolate is considered the first milk chocolate, introduced in 1894.\n. \nMars was the first American company to introduce Nougat into chocolate, leading Hershey to come out with the Hershey bar with almonds and kisses in order maintain competition.
Originally from the sun, but then probably from fossil fuels (coal,oil and natural gas) which are burned to generate electricity. Ifyou are lucky the energy might be renewable, from solar, wind orwater power (or many others).
A few years ago there lived some small people called AZTECS. They were pretty dumb so it took them a long time to make things. Eventually they made a thing called CHOCOLATE. They all agreed it was delicious. Then they meleted it and made it a DRINK. Over the years it got better and better unti…l they made a substance called HOT CHOCOLATE. And we still make and drink it now. With either cream marshmallows and sprinkles. Or all. Thank you. ( Full Answer )
European countries began importing chocolate, from the New World, in the 16th century. By the 17th century, Switzerland was making its own. One of the country's successful chocolate factories was Kohler, on the shores of Lake Geneva, at Lausanne. Kohler products were so highly regarded that their po…sters were as prized as their chocolate. One such successful poster was the Kohler advertisement for their chocolat fondant. So the recipe for chocolat fondant was originally Swiss, from French-speaking Switzerland. ( Full Answer )
Hot chocolate is most likely to be situated in belgium considering all the best chocolate comes from there.
Well, Mexicans made hot chocolate, but Spain really invented chocloate as we know it today.
Though today we think of chocolate as a sweet solid, chocolate began in a bitter, liquid form called Chocolatl from the Aztecs and Mayan indians. The first people who modern researchers know to have discovered cacao, which is what chocolate is made out of, were the ancient Mayans in about 250-900… CE. They grew cacao trees and harvested the beans. They would mix a paste from the beans with water, chile, and cornmeal. The Aztecs later traded with the Mayans and discovered chocolate. They drank it in a fashion similar to the ancient Mayans. Common people almost never got chocolate, in these ancient societies it was reserved for royalty! It also played a role in Mayan and Aztec religious ceremonies. In 1521, spanish conquistadors came to the Americas discovered cacoa. They realized its value and brought it back to Europe. Chocolate as the Mayans and Aztecs consumed it was too bitter for Europeans so they sweetened it with sugar. For a long time it was a symbol of elite European society and only those who were very wealthy could afford it. In France, it could only be consumed by royals. ( Full Answer )
It's just a mixture of chocolate and other ingredients that are melted into a mold, to get the chocolate chip shape.
The original Chocolate truffle was invented in 1895, in France, by M. Dufour. Today, Chocolate Truffles are made around the world from the highest quality chocolate available. There are three primary types of Chocolate Truffles: American, Swiss and European. Differences in type are due to ingredient…s. Note--Chocolate Truffles are not related at all in taste to the fungus truffle. Similarity in name is due to only to the shape of chocolate truffles being similar to that of the fungus truffle. ( Full Answer )
The origins of chocolate, which is derived fromthe Theobroma cacao tree, stretch back at least 4000years.The plant is believed to have originated in the Amazon orOrinoco basins in South America and was regarded by the Aztecs asbeing of divine origin ('Theobroma' means 'food of thegods')..
1653, probably a back-formation of origination (1647), from M.Fr. origination, from L. originationem (nom. originatio), from originem (see original). In first ref. it meant "to trace the origin of;" meaning "to bring into existence" is from 1657; intrans. sense of "to come into existence" is from 17…75. ( Full Answer )
From the Spanish word chocolate , which in turn is derived from the Nahuatl Indian word chocÃ³latl
The souffle originated in France (souffle is actually a conjugation of the French verb souffler, which basically means "puffed up").
Thick chocolate comes from normal chocolate; it was fueld by the need for more chocolate in one bar or candy.
1595-1605; < Sp < Nahuatl chocolÄtl [Spanish, from Nahuatl xocolatl : xococ , bitter + atl , water .]
No. Milk chocolate comes from blending cocoa, milk, cream, milk fats, cocoa nibs, sugar, and other ingredients. White chocolate is all cocoa butter and no cocoa powder.
YES UNFORTUNATELY, more than a third of the world's chocolate or cocoa comes from Cote d'ivoire where child trafficking and forced labour is known to thrive as confirmed by the International Cocoa Initiative. That is quite shocking actually, hope you tell as many people you know about it so we ca…n spread this scary truth. Source: Prevention, Prosecution and Protection - Human Trafficking ( Full Answer )
Marini's Candy Shop in Santa Cruz California claims to be the creator (though there is debate between some other shops)
White chocolate is actually not technically "chocolate", as it contains no cocoa powder. Instead, white chocolate is a conbination of cocoa oil, milk, cream, sugar, eggs, and milk solids / milk fats.
Chocolate covered ants are severed in locations throughout theworld. The ants are not harmful ones and are covered in a varietyof chocolates.
Brown diamonds are the most common of coloured diamonds.'Chocolate' is simply one of the words used to describe a specificshade of brown diamond. All diamonds are formed deep within the earth's mantle.
Cocoa and Cocoa butter come from the beans of the cacao tree. They are dried, roasted, ground up and mixed with sugar to make eating chocolate.
I am not completely sure but I think it originates from a Country which is either, Spain, Europe; Poland; Warsaw. When I was back in Europe i was drinking hot chocolate and I was going behind the doors, and seeing them make the hot chocolate. 1st They would melt this chocolate, and put it into a ble…nder. Then they added water, and the hot chocolate was made! It was very fine! It was very exciting because one of the people working there, saw me, i thought i was in trouble, you know, but i was actually invited by one of the cooks' to make my own hot chocolate. ( Full Answer )
The originate from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada BTW I can't believe no one knew this I'm 12 and I knew this off the top of my head
I'm not exactly sure but a really good way to find out is to search," Rose Levy Beranbaum- Questions and Answers". That has a lot of good answers for these type of questions.
Chocolate - dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate chock full of nuts, raisins or honey crisps,chocolate cream pies, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate drops,chocolate dipped ice-cream cones, chocolate swirls and peppermint stick twirls - chocolate! The world's favorite treat comes in many shapes, …forms, consistencies and flavours. It shouldn't take long now before someone, probably a woman, lobbies to have chocolate proclaimed a major food group. Chocolate does, after all, work a tiny miracle on those annoying PMS days. It's also a delicious way to celebrate Valentines and Mother's Day. And in those busy times leading up to any major holiday, chocolate displays seems to ambush harried shoppers wherever they go. Special celebrations always include a myriad of chocolate treats - Santas and angels, bunnies and candy covered chocolate eggs, Halloween witches, warlocks and pumpkins all made out of chocolate! What in the world would we do without it? And where in the world did chocolate come from in the first place?. The Mayans and Aztecs harvested cocoa pods from cacao trees3000 years ago, fermented them, then prepared a bitter, chocolatety drink called xocoatl, meaning "bitter water". Sometimes they added vanilla or maize to dilute the strong flavour. They also sipped the drink during religious ceremonies and used the beans as a source of currency. Christopher Columbus brought cocoa beans back to Spain in 1502. But it wasn't until 1519 that anyone took any real notice of chocolate. Spanish conquistador, Hernan Cortez, who had sampled the bitter Aztec drink in the New World, brought the recipe back to Spain. Most Spaniards found the drink much too bitter and added sugar to make it more palatable. When princess Maria Therese married Loius XIV of France, she took her fondness for the xocoatl beverage with her to Paris and by 1657 a London shop was selling solid chocolate. Soon chocolate houses were flourishing all over Europe, catering mostly to the rich, since they were the only people who could afford to enjoy the treat. Over the next few decades more and more refinements occurred like mixing chocolate with milk instead of water and patenting a process where most of the cocoa butter was pressed from the bean, producing a cocoa powder. Dorchester, Massachusetts was the location of the first North American chocolate manufacturer in 1765. In 1847 Fry and Sons of England took cocoa butter and mixed it with chocolate liquor and sugar and produced the first eating chocolate. By 1876 a Swiss process added dry milk to the normally dark chocolate to create milk chocolate, a treat that became immensely popular. Continuing manufacturing innovations soon helped the price of chocolate to drop. By the end of the 1800's chocolate was available to everyone, not just the rich. ( Full Answer )
Chocolate Ice Cubes originated from the country of Germany in the early 1900s. They were invented in order to cool children down after a hot day and to provide them with a cool treat.
Godiva hot chocolate originates from Belgium. Godiva was founded in 1926, in Belgium where they made there very first chocolates in a small little shop.
The Chocolate biscotti's originate from Italy's Roman times. The word biscotto derives from "bis", Latin for twice, and "coctum" for baked (which became "cotto" or cooked later on). The Roman biscotti were more about convenience food for travelers rather than a pleasurable treat for leisurely diners…. ( Full Answer )
Chocolate gateau is a French version ofchocolate mousse, usually made as a cake. The French invented theterm and dessert.