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Ecuador, land of Chocolate

I'm on vacation, so to lazy to write. Here is a little introduction to Ecuadorian Chocolate and a photo expose over my last year traveling this glorious land.

Botanical evidence shows the plant from which chocolate is made was first grown for food more than 5,000 years ago in the Amazon rainforest.

Chemical residues found on ancient pottery suggest cocoa was used as a food, drink or medicine by indigenous people living in what is now Ecuador.

Until now it was thought that chocolate originated much later and in Central rather than South America.

“The plant was first used at least 1,500 years earlier than we had previous evidence for,” said Prof Michael Blake of the department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, a co-researcher on the study.

“And that previous evidence was found in Mexico and Central America."

Yes, it's all about chocolate...seems I can't say enough about it. But honestly, life without chocolate, coffee and love, is no life at all!

Stay tuned, there will be many new developments on the chocolate frontier coming soon.

Cheers, and have a glorious hump day!

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