View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history-of-chocolate-deanna-pucciarelli 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.
Read more at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/brief-history-of-chocolate.html Uncover the bittersweet story of this ancient treat.