Chocolate has been around for a good 3,000 years. For most of that time, it was used as a beverage. When it was introduced to Europe in the 16th Century, the French, Germans, Dutch, and English found uses for it in cakes and desserts. Sometime in the 19th Century we started eating chocolate and that evolved into the heart shaped boxes with chocolate truffles wrapped in red ribbon that we give each other in February. But let’s go back to the origins of chocolate and its use as…