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Continued form the last issue. The first chocolate house was reputedly opened in London in 1657 by a Frenchman. Costing 10 to 15 shillings per pound, chocolate was considered a beverage...
Chocolate begins with the cocoa tree, which grows close to the equator, thriving on very high temperatures and humidity. Each tree bears oval fruits or pods, which are about 5-12 inches long....