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drinking chocolate

For hundreds of years, and possibly for thousands, chocolate has been a drink. French, Spanish, Aztecs, Olmecs… the chocolate’s history dates back to the deepest shadows of pre-civilization. Drinking chocolate differs from hot cocoa in ingredients and preparation. Hot cocoa is made of cacao powder stirred into hot milk or water; drinking chocolate is made by melting bits of solid chocolate and slowly adding hot milk or water.

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