The history of chocolate – Deanna Pucciarelli

The history of chocolate – Deanna Pucciarelli

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If you can’t imagine life without chocolate, you’re lucky you weren’t born before the 16th century. Until then, chocolate only existed as a bitter, foamy drink in Mesoamerica. So how did we get from a bitter beverage to the chocolate bars of today? Deanna Pucciarelli traces the fascinating and often cruel history of chocolate.

Lesson by Deanna Pucciarelli, animation by TED-Ed.

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20 Responses

  1. Moses Jonson says:

    15th century must’ve been shit and boring

  2. Charles Dickens says:

    The Swiss are the ones who actually made it taste good.

  3. Harshil Kuril says:

    Today is my fake birthday…can I get 12.5 likes ???

  4. Sandhya K says:

    Did somebody just say *CHOCOLATE* ??

  5. 555sarin says:

    Chocolate? Did you said chocolate?

  6. Supratim C says:

    _”A mistake repeated more than once is a decision.”_
    – Paulo Coelho

    So have chocolate without any guilt. ?

  7. Henrikh Wolf says:

    Aquí en Guatemala en la época antes de la colonización por parte de los españoles el cacao era principalmente utilizado como unidad monetaria

  8. based god says:

    I love this guy’s voice

  9. Pituka AJ says:

    Quetzalcoatl? isnt that a dinosaur?

  10. Ęÿūį Æßñ says:

    The mesoamericans also gave us corn and vanilla.

  11. Ibrahim Fadhil Senjaya says:

    Chocolate is made from cocoa which comes from plants. So that means chocolate is technically a vegetable.

  12. Meowmers Animations says:

    Chocolate? Chocolate?! CHOCOLATE!!!!!!! CHOCOLATE!!!! *chases Spongebob and Patrick while screaming chocolate*

  13. A P D LUSANTA says:

    good thing I don’t like chocolate
    I’m indirectly not patronizing the inhumane labor behind the chocolate industry

  14. Desirée Rodríguez says:

    you are welcome unappreciative world!!

    from: Hispanics

    p.s you are also welcome for potatoes, tobacco, vanilla, tomatoes, corn and moooore

  15. John Ciambriello says:

    I post daily encouragements that I think TED-Ed watchers would like to watch. Hope you love em’ 🙂

  16. shadow hunt says:

    history of the ice cream

  17. David Enrique says:

    Child labor is a minor problem.

  18. Derek Rohen says:

    No, this is all wrong! The history of chocolate begins in a wrapper and ends in my stomach… ?

  19. Erick Torres says:

    Chocolate is Mexico’s gift to the world???.

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