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Earliest evidence of Chocolate in North America found in Utah

Archaeologists have found 1,200-year-old traces of theobromine and caffeine in ancient bowls found near Canyonlands National Park in Utah. They were humble farmers who grew corn and dwelt in subterranean pit houses. But the people who lived 1200 years ago in a Utah village known as Site 13, near Canyonlands National

Traces of chocolate found on 2,500-year-old plate

Traces of chocolate have been found on a 2,500-year-old plate discovered in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Experts have long thought cacao beans and pods were mainly used in pre-Hispanic cultures as a beverage, made either by crushing the beans and mixing them with liquids or fermenting the pulp that surrounds

Pueblo societies traded turquoise chocolate

The ancient people who lived in the U.S. Southwest loved their chocolate so much that they traded turquoise for cacao with the Mesoamerican cultures in Central America. Pueblo groups and an ensuing Southwest society traded turquoise for Mesoamerican cacao for about five centuries, from around 900 to 1400, proposes a team

Evidence of North America’s oldest chocolate found in Florida

In St. Augustine, Florida, a chocolate whisk has been found which dates back to the 1500s. That humble whisk -- known as a molinillo -- is a big deal to archaeologists because it proves that chocolate dates back at least to the 1500s in St. Augustine. "It shows a probable connection to