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Where was chocolate invented?

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a) South America, by the Olmec, Maya, and Atzec civilizations
b) Holland
c) England
d) Switzerland
e) All of the above

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Answer: e) All of the above

Chocolate was discovered in South America by Almec, Aztec, and Mayan civilizations as early as 1500 B.C. Then in 1657, a Frenchman opened the world’s first chocolate house in London. And in 1828, a Dutchman invented the first cocoa press, which removed the acidity of chocolate. Chocolate was only available as a drink or cocoa until 1845, when Lindt (a Swiss chocolate company) made the first solid chocolate.

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