Chocolate has been at the center of some very historic events. It has transformed people and places although this was often not evident at the time. Chocolate has been hidden, traded and used in various locations for many different reasons. Its value has often resulted in unintended consequences all over the world. Here are just a few ways in which the popularity of chocolate has changed people and places;
The Maya migrated into northern regions of South America and Mesoamerica in A.D 600. it is believed that they started some of the first cocoa plantations in the Yucatan. This probably affected the lives of Mayan people. They could locate and use the plants easily and no longer needed to travel long distances to trade or gather cacao fruit and cocoa beans.