Whether it is a mug of piping hot chocolate, or a bite of a gooey chocolate bar, this ultimate creation of cocoa is irresistible. But ever wondered how chocolates are made from the cocoa beans and reach up to you in attractive wrappers? This infographic created by InfoGraphic Design Team takes you to the sweet world of Cocoa.
Did you know that the U.S retail candy industry generates about $29 billion in sales a year and that the U.S. population consumes over 7 billion pounds of confectionery products each year?
In the following infographic, published by Chocolution, take a journey through our 4000 cocoa years to discover how our view of chocolate and cocoa has changed, evolved and devolved. Only in the last 200 years has chocolate been available to the masses, and with that so the ultra-nutritious capabilities have been lost.