This week, an article
in the National Geographic news discussed a new finding by a
team of researchers conducting archaeological excavation in the
Honduras. Evidence of traces of cocoa on some pieces of pottery that
they found leads the team to believe that chocolate was actually
discovered accidentally by beer makers trying to find a use for one of
the by-products of their brewing.
This article raises a couple
of interesting questions. First of all - if Central Americans were
making beer out of cocoa seeds 3,000 years ago, then why are we all
drinking Budweiser and Molson Canadian rather than chocolate beer?
Secondly, can it be that we have finally discovered the link between
chocolate and beer that explains why Belgium is so good at making them
Michael enjoys both chocolate and beer. :)