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Chocolate: The Exhibition

A Closer Look at Everybody's Favorite Treat

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Chocolate has been called, "A Gift of the Gods." It was once a symbol of wealth and luxury. And, today, it's an economic livelihood for millions.
Chocolate: The Exhibit

Chocolate: The Exhibit

Photo courtesy George Papadakis
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Science unravels the world's No. 1 treat in "Chocolate: The Exhibit."

You’ll begin in the rain forest with the cultivation of the cacao tree, whose seeds started it all. Then, you'll see how it became an integral part of ancient Maya civilization, finally becoming the dessert of European kings.

And, finally, you'll see the billion-dollar industry that satisfies a global sweet tooth.

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