A Short History of Chocolate
March 9th, 2019 from 3:00pm – 3:45pm
Presented by Lee Scott Theisen, Ph.D.
This 5000 year old history begins in the Upper Amazon in South America, and then becomes a way of life in Mesoamerica. It is now the world’s most craved food. It’s components affect the brain (it has been called “the love drug”), it is a medicine, it was a currency for hundreds of years, and a spiritual substance. The three musketeers, Goethe, Charles Dickens, Verdi, Casanova, Jean Harlow, Nat King Cole, Marcel Duchamp, and many others take part in its story. And, yes, this story includes murder most foul, the environment and child labor.