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World Chocolate Day 2023

Welcome to the delectable world of chocolates! On World Chocolate Day 2023, we embrace the rich heritage, exquisite flavours, and sheer joy that cocoa brings to our lives. This delightful occasion falls on the 7th of July each year, and chocolate lovers around the globe indulge in their favourite treats, making it a truly special celebration. A Historical Affair with Cocoa The history of chocolate dates back thousands of years to the ancient civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs. Cocoa, derived from the cacao tree's seeds, held a sacred place in their culture. These indigenous people prepared a bitter, frothy beverage known as "xocolātl," considered the precursor of modern-day chocolate. The Journey of Chocolate: From Bean to Bar Today, the chocolate-making process is a marvel of innovation and craftsmanship. It begins with harvesting cocoa pods, each containing beans surrounded by sweet pulp. After extraction, the beans undergo fermentation to develop their unique flavo