Chocolate Eggs, By Roald Dahl

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As I stroll down the aisle of my local grocery store during the month of March, I notice the recent emergence of eggs, particularly chocolate eggs. To be even more specific, Cadbury chocolate eggs, both the packages of minis and the individual crème eggs. I remember how one of my favorite authors, Roald Dahl, was able to taste-test Cadbury chocolates during his primary school years while he was living in England. For one person to be able to taste a certain chocolate bar, and then for another to taste that exact same kind of bar half a century later in a country miles away is something that couldn’t have occurred without the process of globalization. Where did the chocolate come from, and how did it reach my grocery store here in America? Does a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar taste the same no matter where you go?
To analyze the current Cadbury chocolate that we consume today, we must first discuss the history of chocolate. Chocolate was first discovered when Europeans set out to explore North America, and Christopher Columbus was reported to have brought the cocoa beans back to Europe. Civilizations in Mesoamerica – such as the Mayans and the Aztecs – were known to use the cocoa beans for chocolate drinks and currency. However, it was Hernan Cortez, who is famously known for overthrowing the Aztec empire, who brought the cocoa bean back to Spain and commercialized it, starting with the Aztec chocolate drink. The popularity of cocoa spread throughout the continent, and soon it was…

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