Chocolate was first used for its medicinal properties by the Mayans and Aztecs over 3,000 years ago. The cacao even had its own goddess, Ixcacao, who was believed to banish hunger and provide safety.
The Mayans worshipped the cacao tree and called its chocolate the “food of the gods," and many people to this day still feel the same way.
The origins of the cacao tree and chocolate are both ancient and rich, and thanks to a recent video from Buzzfeed, we can take a trip back in time to see a bit of its history in 120 seconds.
Watch the video above to find out more.
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