Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Kay Frydenborg, Chocolate, Cocoa, History, Health, South America, Fair Trade, Science

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Book Review


The world’s fascination with chocolate is not something new. It started a long time before the New World was discovered. Taking cacao from the Americas, Spaniards spread a chocolate obsession throughout Europe. Although chocolate was originally a beverage, over time it has turned into a confectionery treat. Currently, the world of chocolate is concerned with whether the cocoa beans are grown using fair trade.