If you’re like most Americans you have a sweet tooth for chocolate. But did you know that our favorite sweet treat began in Mexico and Central America as a bitter drink that symbolized life and fertility? To celebrate Valentine’s Day, a holiday synonymous with chocolate, this month’s newsletter includes some fun facts about it. It provides a brief history of chocolate, from its beginnings as “bitter water” through its evolution as a delicious treat enjoyed by all. Page two describes the health benefits of chocolate. Share this information with your chocolate-loving family and friends.

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