Last updated: 16 NOV 2002Quetzlcoatl, the Aztec god of civilization and learning, is credited for introducing the cocoa bean to humankind. The beans were revered by the Aztecs, used in religious services and given as gifts. The Aztecs reserved cocoa consumption for nobility and warriors. It was not only used for nutrition, but also used as a form of currency.
The great Aztec ruler Montezuma and his court consumed 50 pitchers of “xocolatl” per day. The precious elixir was served in goblets of solid gold, which were used just once, and then thrown into a lake. But, while xocolatl was highly prized and gold obviously not, today the opposite is true… and now you can go in search of these treasures at the Aztec Riches Casino.
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