Chocolate comes in all shapes, sizes, forms and flavours, and just the thought of it is enough to make us melt...|
The cocoa bean has been grown for over 3000 years in Mexico. It was brought to Spain by Cortes in 1527, where it became a delicacy. The first bar of dark chocolate was produced by Fry and Sons in 1847.
Some chocolate isn't actually as bad for you as you think; in fact, it contains important vitamins and minerals. Find out all about its nutritional value, the different varieties available and cooking tips.
See our selection of chocolate recipes: naughty but nice treats, easy recipes for the kids and lush recipes for entertaining.