This food originated in Mexico, Central and Northern South America and dates back to around BC when the Aztecs made it into a beverage known as Nahuati or "bitter water" in English.
The origin of the Nahuatl word is uncertain, as it does not appear in any early Nahuatl source, where the word for chocolate drink is cacahuatl, "cacao water".
It is possible that the Spaniards coined the word perhaps in order to avoid caca, a vulgar Spanish word for "faeces" by combining the Yucatec Mayan word chocol, "hot", with the Nahuatl word atl, "water". Chocolate has been prepared as a drink for nearly all of its history.
Man Carrying a Cacao Pod, — Volcanic stone, traces of red pigment. They associated chocolate with Quetzalcoatlwho, according to one legend, was cast away by the other gods for sharing chocolate with humans,  and identified its extrication from the pod with the removal of the human heart in sacrifice.
The Aztecs were not able to grow cacao themselves, as their home in the Mexican highlands was unsuitable for it, so chocolate was a luxury imported into the empire.
History of chocolate in Spain Chocolate soon became a fashionable drink of the European nobility after the discovery of the Americas. The morning chocolate by Pietro Longhi ; Venice, — Until the 16th century, no European had ever heard of the popular drink from the Central American peoples.
Loathsome to such as are not acquainted with it, having a scum or froth that is very unpleasant taste.
Yet it is a drink very much esteemed among the Indians, where with they feast noble men who pass through their country. The Spaniards, both men and women that are accustomed to the country are very greedy of this Chocolate.
They say they make diverse sorts of it, some hot, some cold, and some temperate, and put therein much of that "chili"; yea, they make paste thereof, the which they say is good for the stomach and against the catarrh.
There, it quickly became a court favorite. It was still served as a beverage, but the Spanish added sugar, as well as honey, to counteract the natural bitterness. Within about a hundred years, chocolate established a foothold throughout Europe.
With the depletion of Mesoamerican workers, largely to disease, cacao production was often the work of poor wage laborers and African slaves. Wind-powered and horse-drawn mills were used to speed production, augmenting human labor.
Heating the working areas of the table-mill, an innovation that emerged in France inalso assisted in extraction. InDutch chemist Coenraad van Houten introduced alkaline salts to chocolate, which reduced its bitterness.
This innovation introduced the modern era of chocolate.
Cadbury was manufacturing boxed chocolates in England by Pure, unsweetened chocolate, often called "baking chocolate", contains primarily cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions.
Much of the chocolate consumed today is in the form of sweet chocolate, which combines chocolate with sugar. Milk Milk chocolate is sweet chocolate that also contains milk powder or condensed milk.
Because of this, many countries do not consider white chocolate as chocolate at all. Dark Dark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to the cacao mixture. Semisweet chocolate is a dark chocolate with a low sugar content.A Brief History of Chocolate In the book The True History of Chocolate, Chocolate manufacturing is a more than 4-billion-dollar industry in the United States, and the average American eats.
Emergence of chocolate industry in India Aaditi Isaac With chocolate consumption in India nearly trebling since , Aaditi Isaac looks at the factors that have led to the emergence of the industry. Chocolate Industry in India OBJECTIVES * To understand the overall chocolate industry in India.
* To know the challenges and opportunities. * To know the challenges and opportunities. INTRODUCTION * Indian chocolates industry is growing at a rapidly% per annum. Like many food industry producers, individual cocoa farmers are at the mercy of volatile world markets. The price can vary from between £ ($) and £3, ($5,) per .
According to “India Chocolate Market Forecast & Opportunities, ”, the per capita consumption of chocolates is increasing in the country which will continue to flourish the market revenues.
It is expected that India chocolate industry will be growing at the CAGR 23% by volume between the years and reach at 3,41, Tons. Loyalty Bonus is a completely unfamiliar concept in the Indian Chocolate Industry. The problem of unfaithful customers can be sorted out if Cadbury's launches a loyalty card (something like a credit card) ubiquitous and easy to operate.