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National Chocolate Day




Friday, November 06, 2009

We missed it! National Chocolate Day is October 28 and for some reason, OneBrownGirl.com®, a brand dedicated to celebrating all things brown, missed celebrating one of the most important days of the year.  Wow.  (Guess we'll all just have to make up for it somehow.)
FUN FACT:  The oldest chocolate in U.S. was found in New Mexico (Feb. 09).  Evidence of chocolate dating to between 1000 and 1125 A.D. has been found in what is now New Mexico, in Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon.  This is the earliest indication of the tasty substance north of Mexico according to Patricia L. Crown of the University of New Mexico and W. Jeffrey Hurst of the Hershey Center for Health and Nutrition report.  Drinking chocolate was associated with a variety of rituals in ancient Central America, including weddings, but Crown said she is not sure of its exact uses in her area.  The discovery, dated to between A.D. 1000 and 1125, indicates trade was under way between the Chaco Canyon residents and cacao growers in Central America.  [Source: Discoverynews.com]

(Above) Chocolate-Drinking Mugs

Twelve cylinder jars from Pueblo Bonito housed in the Smithsonian Institution Department of Anthropology.
The Maya used such jars for drinking chocolate.

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