If you love chocolate and can tell the difference between great chocolate, good chocolate and mediocre chocolate, you could be described as a chocolate snob. And you may go to great lengths to get the best chocolate money can buy. So who invented the stuff? Cacao is said to have first been used by the Olmec people whose civilisation flourished in South America from 1,000 BC, and later by the Mayans who beat the beans to a pulp to make a bitter drink. When the Europeans journeyed to the New World they took some beans back home and added sugar to the drink. Cocoa became very popular with those wealthy Europeans who could afford it. Eventually, somebody figured out how to make a solid chocolate bar out of it. For the full history of chocolate, go to the Emptys Chocolate Page ( http://hp5.econ.cbs.dk/people/toha96ad/chocolate/index2.html ), where you can read chocolate reviews, learn about its production process and savour other mouth-watering information. Commercial manufacturers use chocolate to produce delicious confectionery to please everyone, especially children. One example is M&M Studios Bakery Web site at http://www.baking.m-ms.com/ bakery/ As its name implies, the Chocolate Lover's Page at http://bc.emanon.net/chocolate/ has links to 20 sites. Surfers can keep searching to find out more about the dark, rich, and creamy stuff, as there is a huge database of more than 300 chocolate-related sites. Did you know chocolate can kill a dog? Of course, trace amounts of it will not harm your pet, but too much can be a killer. Say, for a 23-kilogram dog, a toxic dose would be about 2.2 grams of pure chocolate. The problem with feeding a dog chocolate is it develops a liking for it and may eat too much. See http://www.netpet.com/articles/ choc.tox.html. for more information.