CHOCOLATE IN EUROPE

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Chocolate was introduced to Europeans throughthe discoveries of studies of Christopher Columbus. In the journey of the Spanish explorers Christopher Colombus and Hernán Cortés to the Central America in the 16th century, the Aztec king Moctezuma has offered this chocolate drink to the explorers. Explorers took this drink to their country and taught how to prepare it. There was ready to drink chocolate among the gifts the Dominican priests have brought to King Philip from the continent and in this way the old continent has met with chocolate.

After 80 years, solid chocolate was started to be sold in England to make the drink. In this way, “chocolate houses” selling solid chocolate have spread throughout Europe. In 1700s, English people started to add milk to these drinks.