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"I offered my opponents a deal: "if they stop telling lies about me, I will stop telling the truth about them"." -- Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952
These days, chocolate is a popular dessert and every holiday that comes is another excuse to eat chocolate in various shapes and forms. Without it, there would be no s'mores or brownies, and a hot fudge sundae would just be vanilla ice cream with a cherry on top. But what many people don't know is that chocolate actually started out as a bitter drink. Chocolate comes from the beans of the cacao plant, it should not be confused with cacao, which is the powdered form of chocolate. The actual word "chocolate" is believed to have evolved from the Aztec word "zocotl", the name of a bitter drink made from cocoa beans. The cacao tree is called theobroma cacao in Latin, which means "food of the gods." Chocolate is believed to have been around for two thousand years; However, recently discovered evidence suggests that its construction dates back to 1900 BC. What is in Mexico now? Pottery excavated in Honduras containing traces of cocoa remains dating back to 1400 BC.