No Christmas could be complete without an over indulgence of chocolate! The edible properties of Theobroma cacao were discovered over 2,000 years ago by locals in Central America, and now around 4 million tonnes are produced each year, globally. However, cocoa is more than just a delicacy! It is also widely used in pharmaceutical preparations, as well being added as a rich moisturiser in cosmetics.

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