The story of chocolate, as far back as we know it, begins with the discovery of America. Until 1492, the Old World knew nothing at all about the delicious and stimulating flavor that was to become the favorite of millions.

The Court of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella got its first look at the principal ingredient of chocolate when Columbus returned in triumph from America and laid before the Spanish throne a treasure trove of many strange and wonderful things. Click here

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Chocolates just for kids

Everyone loves chocolate kids and adults alike. And no matter what your age, you’ll enjoy learning about your favorite flavor.

Explore the world of chocolate and learn fun facts to share with your friends and family about cacao (kah KOW), the tree that grows the seeds for chocolate.
Or, you and your parents can download and try out any of the puzzles, wordplays, recipes, or educational activities listed below.

There’s even an exciting opportunity for you to make virtual chocolate from cacao seeds and manufacture it into candy bars yourself!

Select which activities you’d like to explore first:

Fun Facts
Surprise your friends and family with fun facts that give you the inside scoop on your favorite sweet.

Manufacturing Chocolate from Seed to Sweet

Did you know that your favorite candy bar comes from a plant? It’s true chocolate is made from the seeds of the cacao (kah KOW) tree. Chocolate making companies purchase these seeds and then crush, mix, roll, and mold them in machines to make candy bars.

Chocolate Recipes for Kids
Want to make some delicious treats that the whole family can enjoy? Check out our fast, fun, and kid-friendly recipes.

Cacao Crossword Puzzle
Test your wordplay talents and download our crossword puzzle about cacao and chocolate.

Chocolate-Lover’s Word Find
Brush up your sleuthing skills and see if you can find words that all true chocolate lovers need to know.