The cacao tree was first found to be useful for its seeds about two thousand years ago. Early CentralAmericans and Mexicans used the seeds from the cacao tree to make a drink that tasted bitter, not sweet. Only the important people could drink it. Thecommon, average people could not. The word for "chocolate" in almost every language comes from its name in the Nahuatl language of Mexico, chocolatl.History
Later on, this drink was made sweeter and made into the treat that is known today as hot chocolate. It was made popular by Spanish explorerswho brought it from North America to Spain. When chocolate was sweetened and made into candy, it became a very popular treat for many Europeans. Atfirst, only the rich could afford chocolate. Now, many people enjoy it. Cacao trees grow in the tropics, and most cocoa today is made in Africa.Some is made in India.
Types of chocolate
There are three main kinds of chocolate: white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate. Whitechocolate tastes much sweeter than the other two types, because it has more of the sweeter ingredients in it. White chocolate does not have any cocoa in it