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History of Chocolate

Chocolate Gale 1825

The Royal Navy becomes Britain’s biggest single consumer of chocolate as cocoa is identified as the ideal non-alcoholic, hot beverage for sailors to enjoy when on watch duty. The association is so strong that sailors take to calling cold northwesterly winds ‘chocolate gales’.

Dutched Cocoa 1828

Coenraad Johannes van Houten invents a chocolate press that is able to extract the cocoa butter from roasted cocoa beans, which

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