Wow your shiny helmet must mean that you are a god. Please accept my offering of gold and cocoa.
The new drinking chocolate is delicious
The Aztecs first grew cacao plants found in the tropical rainforests of Central America fermented, roasted and ground the cacao beans into a paste that they mixed with water, vanilla, honey, chili peppers and other spices to brew a frothy chocolatey drink.
Christopher Columbus brought back the first cocoa beans to Europe from his fourth visit to the 'New World' (South America) between 1502 and 1504. He brought cocoa beans back to Spain in 1528 and slowly, the custom of drinking chocolate spread across Europe, reaching England in the 1650s.
Chocolate was valuable in 17th century England - and subject to rules for safe consumption, according to Dr Kate Loveman, a lecturer at the University of Leicester, who has uncovered a nearly 350 years old English recipes for iced chocolate desserts.