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For thousands of years, the Maya of Central America prepared a chocolaty drink called ka'kao – the drink of the gods. Served to kings in golden cups, the ancients knew of its power to rejuvenate and restore. The original recipe was simple – ground cocoa beans and water. Ka’kao was passed down from generation to generation until Cortes landed in the New World…and it was lost.
Three centuries later, a Quaker family named Cadbury tried to reinvent the drink. Cocoa was an amazing, new commodity and they thought they could make it into a nutritious chocolaty drink, one that would be an alternative to alchohol. In the end, they were unsuccessful and the Cadbury family eventually turned to making “eating chocolate”.