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Confessions the 1500s and continues to this day. As with most additions, it started simply enough, with hot chocolate. The first taste is always free, remember, unless you were an enslaved Mesoamerican forced to work on a Spanish Colonial cocoa plantation. The Spanish began exporting cocoa to the Old World with great success. Upper class Europeans took to morning chocolate with a passion. It was a custom for 17th century French gentlemen to call on ladies of fashion while they were still in bed, and all would happily sip and gossip the morning away. Chocolate quickly spread to

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