Chocolate is part of my life and I know I’m not the only one who feels like this. Aside from the health benefits that simply make you want to live in Willie Wanka’s stomach, chocolate is also incredibly delicious. And it’s not just me saying, but the 15 recipes that will simply take you to chocolate heaven. Instantly. Check it out!
If this delicious treat hadn’t been invented, life would have been much, much worse than it is today. Its history starts as early as 1900 B.C. among the pre-Olmec cultures that live nowadays in Mexico. At first, chocolate was consumed as a liquid because the Mesoamericans who cultivated cacao plants found a way to ferment, roast and ground the cocoa beans, mixing the paste with vanilla, water, honey or other spices they had around. They brew and drink this because of its invigorating properties. They believed it to be magical and they kept the good stuff for rulers, nobles, priests and warriors (not much has changed apparently).
But this isn’t even the best thing about chocolate. Ladies, in case you didn’t know this, you will be pleasantly surprised. Chocolate also has a bunch of health benefits that contribute and maintain a positive state of mind and a healthy body. According to studies done by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, moderate consumption of dark chocolate can prevent Alzheimer’s disease, can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and contribute to a general state of wellbeing.
Did you know that Americans eat 50% of all of the world’s chocolate (approximately 3 billion pounds)? That’s a lot of chocolate, but someone has to do it for the sake of mankind.
But did you know that chocolate is so versatile that you can put it in a delicious mousse and make your way with it? Let’s discover more about this intriguing dessert. And if you’ll behave I’ll give you a simple and delicious recipe at the end!
Mousse au chocolat: French up your desserts!
The mousse au chocolat deserves a bit of our attention so check out some interesting facts related to it!
The French weren’t the ones to invent hot water and walking in the park. We’ve lived in a lie so far. In fact, the French chefs were introduced to chocolate by the Spanish in the 17th century and one century later they started working with the ‘mousse’ (foam). If in Europe chocolate mousse was quite trending in the 18th century, for the Americans, the chocolate revolution came a bit later.