Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chocolate Money

We have all had those chocolate coins and eaten them, usually not the best of chocolate, but if  could really eat your money would you eat it? Probably not unless you had a lot of it. This is the way the Maya treated it. 
Of course chocolate was a form of money to them. Usually it was the well to do that drank chocolate, although working class people probably enjoyed chocolate every now and then too. 
The rich enjoyed their chocolate. It was a beverage then and drank from elaborately painted chocolate cups. Emperors were buried with jars of chocolate.  
Clearly, they wanted to make chocolate history themselves.

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