Workers on a cocoa plantation in Bahia, Brazil harvest cocoa pods from the trees. Photo: Alamy

Our love affair with chocolate goes back 1,500 years longer than we thought

  • Recently analysed artefacts from Ecuador found traces of cacao more than 5,000 years old
  • Humans were previously thought to have started drinking cacao 3,900 years ago
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Workers on a cocoa plantation in Bahia, Brazil harvest cocoa pods from the trees. Photo: Alamy
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