If you can not imagine a life without chocolate, you’re lucky that you were not born before the 16th century! Until then, chocolate existed only in Mesoamerica (a region that encompasses part of today’s central Mexico, to northeastern Costa Rica) in a form that is quite different from what we know today. The people of that area learned about the 1900s before the new era to prepare the beans of cocoa tree. The earliest data tells us that the grain was minced and mixed with corn flour and chilli powder, in order to make a certain drink. This drink was nothing like today’s relaxing cup of sweet, hot cocoa, it was already a bitter and thick drink with lots of foam.