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Seedlings become cacao trees. Courtesy of Nestle.

Seedlings become cacao trees. Courtesy of Nestle.

Farmers study in Colombia. Courtesy of World Cocoa Foundation.

Farmers study in Colombia. Courtesy of World Cocoa Foundation.

Cacao provides important income for families. Courtesy of National Confectioners Association.

Cacao provides important income for families. Courtesy of National Confectioners Association.

Pods house cocoa beans. Courtesy of World Cocoa Foundation.

Pods house cocoa beans. Courtesy of World Cocoa Foundation.

Nibs, the centers of beans, are ground into chocolate.

Nibs, the centers of beans, are ground into chocolate.

Truffles hold creamy chocolate.

Truffles hold creamy chocolate.


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The French celebrate April Fool's Day with chocolate-shaped fish, or "Poisson d'Avril."
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Your chocolate has a history.

The treat that now lies quietly in its wrapper carries a story of exotic places, long journeys and small families that raise delicate tropical fruit trees.

As you peel back the wrapper, you’re uncovering the cacao tree’s seed—and joining people the world over who have turned to this mysterious food for ritual, medicine and sheer pleasure for the past 4,000 years.

How do the beans in chocolate farmers' hands become decadent sweets in yours? Let’s explore how chocolate is made...the story of chocolate.

Then, savor it.