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Chocolate is made from the tropical Theobroma cacao tree seeds and dark chocolate has been around for over 3,000 years old. It was developed around 1900 B. C in Central and South America as a drink. Back then, it was the only form of chocolate that was available at the time. Later on, it was also made into a drink for the Aztec and Mayans for ceremonial and medicinal purposes. Due to the bitterness of pure dark chocolate, it was modified over the years to become more than just dark chocolate to drink. The Spanish discovered chocolate in the early 1500s and brought it back to Europe, they would add honey and cane sugar to make it sweeter and this paved the road to the creation of milk chocolate. In the late 1600s, milk was added to the dark chocolate beverage by a man named Hans Solan. He resided in Jamaica at the time so milk chocolate was first invented in Jamaica. Although it is argued that milk chocolate was first invented by Daniel Peter and Henri Nestle who added condensed milk to dark chocolate in 1847. Soon after, chocolate was made into a solid form and started to be mass-produced in the 20th century. Mass production of milk chocolate overpowered the reign of dark chocolate and became more popular for the time being. Just recently, dark chocolate has regained its triumph due to its health benefits.