The Biography of Chocolate

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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This work is for ages 8-14. Children will love learning how the ancient Aztecs created a special drink from the bitter beans of the cacao tree and how those beans later became the delectable treat known as chocolate. Mouth watering pictures illustrate this examination of one of the world's favourite commodities. Other topics include What is a commodity?; how and where cacao beans grow; the history of cacao cultivation and use; Hernan Cortez and the introduction of chocolate to Europe; Hershey, Cadbury, Lindt and other chocolatiers; Who made the first chocolate bar and chocolate-chip cookie?; the different ways to use cacao beans today, from food and drink to soap, suntan lotion, and moisturisers; slavery and chocolate.
 

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Contents

Chocolate Lands
6
The Chocolate Tree
8
The First Chocolate Cultivators
10
A Sweet European Discovery
12
Chocolate Spreads
14
Cacao Slavery
16
Birth of the Chocolate Industry
18
Big Chocolate Companies
20
West African Chocolate
22
Harvesting Cacao
24
From Bean to
26
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