Danger Chocolate

Chocolate, ancient drink of the Indians of Mexico, provoked mistrust and even panic among the foreigners of Europe.

Physician Juan de Cárdenas proved that chocolate caused flatulence and melancholy, and the foam impeded digestion and provoked terrible sorrows in the heart [sic].

It was also suspected of abetting sin. Bishop Bernardo de Salzar excommunicated the ladies who drank chocolate during mass.

They did not give up the vice … 😉

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