The Love of Chocolate

“Chemically speaking, chocolate really is the world’s perfect food.” Michael Levine

Chocolate lovers – this is your day.

July 7, 2018 is World Chocolate Day 2018. It has been said that the love of chocolate began with the ancient Olmec people, the first major civilization in Mexico. Now, the world has embraced chocolate’s rich and so satisfying sweet taste. It has grown to be a multi-billion dollar market.

Christopher Columbus discovered more than land, when he sailed west. In 1502, he came across the cacao bean when his crew came across a native canoe that contained, amount other things, canoe beans.

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz

Chocolate has found a place to flourish in Western Africa. It seems that much of the world’s chocolate is produced in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and other West African countries.

“He showed the words “chocolate cake” to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: “celebration.” Michael Pollan