November 7, 2020

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao, which has been cultivated for at least three millennia, is grown in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. The earliest known documentation of use, of cacao seeds, is around 1100 BC. The cacao tree seed has an intensely bitter taste that must be fermented to develop the flavor.