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A gang of cocoa pickers

A gang of cocoa pickers


A gang of cocoa picking workers on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1864.

Chocolate was first used as a drink, sweetened with sugar to mask the bitter flavour of the chocolate. Later it was used for making eating chocolate. At this period, most people drank beer, wine or spirits. Water was not safe to drink, tea coffee and chocolate were expensive. Quakers promoted drinking chocolate as an alternative to alcohol.

Date: 1894

Copyright: Copyright BCC Library Service

Object ID:BLS 633-74-c1

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