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Death By Chocolate Gift Basket
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McVitie's Milk Chocolate Hob Nobs
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Cadbury Dark Fingers
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Cadbury Milk Tray Chocolate Assortment
Price $9.29
Fry's Peppermint Cream Six-Pack
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Cadbury Roses Chocolate Assortment
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Cadbury Dairy Milk Tiffin Six-Pack
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Cadbury's Creme Egg Twisted Six-Pack
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Terry's Chocolate Orange Six-Pack
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Jacob's Jaffa Cakes
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A Brief History of Chocolate

The origins of chocolate can be traced back to the ancient Maya and Aztec civilizations in Central America, which first enjoyed chocolatl, a highly valued spicy drink made from roasted cocoa beans. In 1517, Don Hernan Cortes, the Spanish conquistador who discovered Mexico, was introduced to chocolate by Montezuma, Emperor of the Aztecs. It is said that Montezuma would drink chocolatl before entering his harem, thus the story was started that chocolate is an aphrodisiac.

When Cortes returned to Spain in 1528, his ships were loaded with cocoa beans and the equipment to make the chocolate drink. The Spanish kept this recipe a secret for many years but, before long, it was a treat enjoyed by the wealthiest classes across Europe.

Chocolate was used exclusively for drinking until the early Victorian era, when an unknown genius devised a technique for making chocolate solid so it could be eaten. According to today's standards, the first eating chocolate would not be very palatable to us. Throughout its history, whether as a baking ingredient, a beverage or sweet treat, chocolate has been in high demand.

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