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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Different Types Of Fruit Baskets

If you are looking for that special gift basket, but dont know what to choose, then maybe a fruit basket is just want you need. They are easy to make, or buy premade. They are fun to make or get made anyway you like and there are many different types of fruit baskets to choose from. If you want a fruit basket with one type of fruit, lets say apples, then you can do that, along with adding that special touch, whether it is another gift hidden inside for a surprise, or just a memory that two friends share. It really doesnt matter; just that special touch will make it a hit with the person you are giving it to.

You could also have a variety of fruits in a basket, such as peaches, apples, bananas, oranges. The choices are endless. Any type of fruit you want to make up the basket and are readily available can be done. It will be a colorful and cheerful way to say thank you or get well soon.

Then there is the basket that the fruit is in. You can get any shape, size, or color that you like. Add a ribbon to make it stand out more. Put a nice, pretty bow on top.

You can really go all out with the basket, for it can be used again and again: maybe for more fruit in the kitchen of the person who received the gift. You can really do anything with a basket and then add the fruit when you are done. Its a simple gift and one to make anyone smile. How to make a presentable fruit basket: Well, first you have to select the basket you want to use. This can be a hard choice for there are many different styles, shapes, sizes, and colors of baskets. When you get the basket you want to use, make sure there is nothing else you need.

If you want to weave in a certain color ribbon to make it even more beautiful, then go ahead and do that now. Once you are done putting the ribbon or any other special touches on the basket, you need to select the fruit you want to put in it. Anything you want to put in it is fine. Maybe you have a special gift you want to put in or just some nuts for added appeal.

Once you have added everything in your basket you can wrap it in a clear or colored plastic of your choice. Tie it up and put a colorful bow on top. You can also leave it unwrapped. The choice is yours. You are done and can now get it to your friend or family member, who will enjoy the thoughtfulness and time you spent on making the basket.

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