Monday, November 19, 2007

Chocolate: The Byproduct of Beer

The Indians of ancient Central America really knew how to have a good time. Central American Indians were developing cities and complex agricultural which allowed them to have the time and resources to develop products for the greater enjoyment of life.

Over 3,000 years ago the Indians apparently invented chocolate while brewing beer. Archaeologists discovered cacao traces in old pottery in Honduras. The cacao was used by Indians to make their beers but eventually they discovered a bitter byproduct, chocolate. I guess vices come in pairs.

2 comments:

Adrian said...

Another reason why beer is great! Too bad I'm at work or I would drink a beer in celebration.

cogidubnus said...

Given they discovered beer first, how come they could be bothered to continue onward to discover chocolate...why try to beat perfection?