Ancient chocolate discovered in Mexico


It’s a good thing one of our ancestors was too lazy to do the dishes: A group of archaeologists in Mexico has just discovered traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate left on a plate excavated in the Yucatan peninsula.

It’s the first time researchers have come across ‘antique’ chocolate residue on a plate, rather than a cup. They speculate that the sweet may have been used as a condiment or sauce on solid food.

“This is the first time it has been found on a plate used for serving food,” archaeologist Tomas Gallareta told the AP.

Chocolate was part of ancient Mexican cuisine



Categories: Chocolate, Mexico

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