Chocolates, Ancient of Incas
Mayan chocolate utilized as a means of payment. Only the higher social classes could afford to consume cocoa in the form of a thick liquid with the addition of chilli and pepper. For the Aztecs it was a sacred drink, which was used during religious ceremonies. At the court of Montezuma, the last king of this civilization, at the time of the conquest of Mexico by the Spaniards reportedly found a thousand tons of cocoa beans even though the king did not have at that time farmland. Acquired them through subsidiaries tribute levied on the tribes. The king himself daily servings consumed less than forty giving power of the drink.