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Fun Chocolate Quiz

How much do you know about the origins of Chocolate? 10 Questions.

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Chocolate was first created in Latin America where cacao trees grow wild, but from which ancient civilisations' language does the word cacao originate?

  • Olmec
  • Maya
  • Inca


Cacao beans were used as currency by the Mayans. According to records, what would 10 beans have bought you?

  • Wife
  • Goat
  • Rabbit


What is it said the Mayans are unlikely to have ever seen?

  • a solid bar of chocolate
  • drinking chocolate
  • chocolate flavoured with vanilla


Pinole, made with cacao and found in Latin America today, is what?

  • Flavoured tobacco
  • A supposed cure for the common cold
  • A sort of gruel, mixed with corn and water


In 1519 Cortez arrived in the Aztec capital, whare cacao was freely traded, but what was one of his party quoted as saying about chocolate?

  • "a divine creation from the table of God himself."
  • "more a drink for pigs than a drink for humanity."
  • "not a substance which would ever find favour at home."


When chocolate was first taken back to Spain it was initially considered to be a health food and a medicine. It was even prescribed by doctors as:

  • Pain killer
  • Hemorrhoid cream
  • Insect repellent


What year did the first 'Chocolate house' - a sort of cafe- open in London?

  • 1657
  • 1757
  • 1857


Despite being inferior, 90% of the world's cacao beans produced today are of what variety?

  • Trinitario
  • Criollo
  • Forastero


By 1907, how many of the famous 'Hershey's kisses' were being made every day?

  • 0.3 Million
  • 3 Million
  • 33 Million


What percentage of world cocoa has it been estimated is still slave grown?

  • 10%
  • 40%
  • 90%