Who Doesn't Love Chocolate?

I am one of those people who can't imagine life without chocolate. In fact, I am sure that it was the first ingredient in my baby bottle all those many years ago and that is why Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year... you can't go anywhere without finding chocolate.

Now I understand we take this staple for granted and regularly munch on it without giving much thought to anything other than its taste, but the other day, while delectably devouring a delicious dollop of the finest chocolate available (purchased locally, I might add), I couldn't help but wonder where this yummy treat originated.