It does not matter what colour it is, whether white or black, chocolate has a reputation for being “The Elixir of the Gods!”
The first slab of chocolate was traced back to the Mayans around 1000 AC; in fact right from the start everyone in those Ancient Pre Columbian Americas dug the stuff. Chocolate was consumed during special religious festivals and the Mayans called their choccie drink Xocoati, which was considered a special delight when mixed with pepper, vanilla, rice or maize flour, plus honey.
The Mayans were so strung out on chocolate that a popular legend told the story of a beautiful princess who married a prince, also the guardian of an enormous fortune. When his enemies invaded their home demanding to know where the prince was so they could steal his fortune, the young bride refused to reveal where her consort was hiding, and was murdered. As her brave blood flowed into the earth, the cocoa plant was born.
Ancient Aztec shamans would drip blood into the cocoa to give the beans a reddish tint, and then they would offer their chocolate concoction to the god Quetzalcoatl, who by the way was expelled from paradise for feeding chocolate to the human race. Let’s face it; the ancient gods were meanies, who never shared their Bounty bars.
Europe went nuts over chocolate in the fifteenth century when Christopher Colombo brought back some cocoa seeds. Spanish King Ferdinand and his Queen found the cocoa to be a little “bitter”, but when a couple of monks decided to add a touch of sugar and vanilla, it hit the high note, became a fashionable drink for the upper classes and was also thought to contain magical. healing properties. The Brazilians to this day are convinced chocolate is magic; in fact they believe it is not only energising but super curative and sexy.
If you bite into Black Magic and start uttering strange moaning sounds, you are probably one of those folks who turn to the sweet stuff as the next best thing to a romantic love in. In 2004 some Italian researchers in a hospital in Milan questioned 200 women about chocolate consumption and sexual fulfilment. Choccie addicts were proven to be “hot love” aficionados, and those women who were a bit on the cooler side said they immediately worked themselves up to a sensual frenzy after scoffing just one piece of chocolate.
Science tells us that chocolate contains Serotonin and Phenlethylamine which are guaranteed mood enhancers, with some aphrodisiac properties to boot, in fact chocolate makes us feel great all over, and drinking a cup of hot chocolate could have us humming “It’s almost like being in love” According to legend, a Pre Columbian king called Montezuma consumed 50 cups of chocolate per day if he was planning a romantic evening.
Let’s face it chocolate is the next best thing to spiritual enlightenment, and if you don’t believe us know that for sure the divine drink builds up resistance and fights fatigue.
A cup of cocoa will enable a man to walk for a whole day without food.” So go on, try it and see, perhaps with a piece of chocolate melting your taste buds not only will you go “yummy” but metaphysical.
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