Chocolate has been around for millennia. New research suggests it’s even older than we thought.

New research puts the origins of domesticated cacao in South America — 1,500 years earlier than previously believed. It’s Halloween, which means for a lot of us, it’s time to eat a lot of soon-to-be-extremely-discounted fun-size chocolate bars. And just in time for the occasion, a team of researchers with an excellent sense of seasonal timing have shed some new light on the origins of chocolate — challenging a lot of long-held beliefs about where the so-called “food of the gods” comes from.

As archaeologists have generally understood it, chocolate goes...

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By: Vox - Wednesday, 31 October

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