Monday, 14 February 2011

Food Fact of the Day.


It's Valentines Day and I can only imagine that sales of chocolate are going through the roof...


~ The cocoa tree was so valuable, it's seeds were once used as currency. The price of a slave was 100 beans and the price of a woman's services would be worth 10- the same price as a rabbit.

~ Theobroma Cocoa, the name of the cocoa tree (and the beautiful chocolate company!) means 'food of the gods'.

~ The Aztec name for chocolate was xocolatl, meaning bitter water.

~ Pope Pius V thought chocolate was so disgusting that there was no need to ban it during Lent...


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