Confectionery and beverages made from cocoa beans. The origin of the word is that the indigenous people of Mexico called chocolate rattle (meaning bitter water) a drink made by crushing cocoa beans and making it muddy.
The main ingredient of chocolate is cocoa beans, which are roasted and ground into a paste, which is then kneaded with sugar and milk powder, and then melted in water or milk to make chocolate for beverages. Historically, chocolate as a beverage is older than confectionery.
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