Happy World Chocolate Day!

Did you know: For about 90% of chocolate’s long history, it was strictly a beverage – and sugar didn’t have anything to do with it. This according to “A brief history of chocolate”, published by Smithsonian Magazine.

The origin of the word “chocolate” can be traced to the Aztec word “xocoatl”, which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans. The Latin name for the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods.”

Food of the gods, indeed.

Just look at these beautiful pieces from the Carrol Boyes chocolate collection, as featured in a previous post as well.

The chocolate pieces are handcrafted individual sculptures, inspired by Carrol Boyes’s art. They are cast in the finest quality chocolate, and hand-made by the brand’s very own chocolatier.

Watch the video below to see how they are made.


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