The Greek botanical name, Theobroma cacao translates to the "Food of the Gods", for its known goodness, and was used by the Mayans, Aztecs and Incas. The beans were used as a form of currency exchange and also consumed as a drink called Cacahuatt or Chocolatl, by grinding the beans into a paste, and so named after the sound of it being made. "Choco" when mixing with "atl", water.
It was mainly reserved for Royalty, however it was also used by their armies for strength and stamina, in celebrations, as well as births and deaths.
Hawaiian Cacao History
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