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Recipes for Trinidad Rock

Recipes for Trinidad Rock


Three recipes for Trinidad Rock, from a chocolate recipe book. Making chocolate involved blending different cocoa beans together to produce a pleasant flavour, which was neither too bland nor too bitter.

Cocoa was grown on slave planations in the Caribbean and brought to Bristol for processing.

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: unknown

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