Scientists have known that cacao beans had been used by pre-Columbian American cultures for a long time, mainly as a beverage, but it now looks like that the use of chocolate in the New World is much older than we thought. It may have been used as a sauce in Mexico as far back as 2500 years ago.
Chocolate is possibly one of the greatest gifts from nature ever, but if you’re counting calories, it’s not the best snack choice out there. Scientists from Japan have come up with a wonderfully simple solution— replace the cane sugar with fruit juice and voila— chocolate that tastes the same with half the fat and calories.
In a piece of chocolate art that would certainly have pleased the Mayan gods, Qzina Specialty Foods created a gigantic Mayan pyramid entirely out of chocolate. The whole thing weighs in at nine tons and probably hasn’t seen any human sacrifice. Probably.
It’s a battle as old as time itself. Chocolate or vanilla? Let’s say you wake up and you’re in a chair in a small room. There’s a couple big, rough hewn and unpleasant looking Russian fellows standing on either side of you and in front of you, there are two tubs of ice cream. One is vanilla, the other is chocolate. You can only choose one and there is no escape. You must eat the ice cream. Which do you choose?
I like to imagine that there’s a thinktank group at Hershey that’s just a group of 10 year old boys coming up with all sorts of things like “A Hershey chocolate facial”, soon to be followed up next year with a new ice cream topping called Hershey Squirts. Anyway, yes, this is a real product. A Hershey chocolate facial. I wouldn’t google for it, because lord knows what box of depraved Japanese perversity you might open.
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