Chocolate figures into the lives of people worldwide in various ways. For some, perpetuating a chocolate tradition is as simple as buying a heart-shaped box of truffles for their special someone each year on Valentine’s Day.
Others carry out modern versions of the customs of their ancestors, honoring rituals forged thousands of years ago. Still others continue to use chocolate as medicine, as their forebears have done.
For people who live in cocoa farming communities, chocolate feeds the body as much as the soul—it influences the tasks they do every day and provides a key source of income to feed their families.
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