CHOCOLATE: A SHORT AND SWEET HISTORY October 07, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: News We normally think of chocolate as a sweet treat, but it began as a bitter beverage! Chocolate as a food got its start in ancient times, when it wasn’t a dessert — it played an important part in ritual and culture. In ancient Latin America, chocolate was worshipped — literally! Both ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!