Something that tastes this good can't be all bad, can it? See more about the chocolate myth
Chocolate was first made by the peoples of the ancient cultures of Mexico and Central America. These people mixed ground cacao seeds with various seasonings to make a spicy, frothy drink. Later, the Spanish brought the cacao seeds back to Spain where new recipes were created.
What is it made of?
Chocolate is composed of cocoa solids (derived from the cacao seed), fats like cocoa butter, and sugar. Within these components are a variety of nutrients, somje containing anti-oxidants, with some good and some bad effects on your health.
White vs Milk vs Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate does not contain milk as an additive, and is sometimes called "plain chocolate". Milk chocolate is chocolate with milk powder or condensed milk added. White chocolate is a confection based on cocoa butter without the cocoa solids, so is not really chocolate at all.
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