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19 de setembro de 2018

Introduction of the cocoa in Bahia

A farmer called Antonio Dias Ribeiro introduces cocoa crops in Bahia, in the “Fazenda Cubículo” plantation, where now sits the town of Canavieiras.
19 de setembro de 2018

Arrival of chocolate in North America

The chocolate arrives in North America, taken by English settlers.
19 de setembro de 2018

Cocoa cultivation in Ilhéus

The commercial cultivation of cocoa starts in the region of the city of Ilhéus, using the Cabruca crop system.
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19 de setembro de 2018

Food for Soldiers

Chocolate in included in “Ration D” of the army soldiers during the war, doe to its recently discovered high energy power and antidepressant qualities.
19 de setembro de 2018

CEPLAC

The “Executive Committee for Cocoa Cultivation Plan” (CEPLAC) is created with the mission of developing the cocoa production chain.
19 de setembro de 2018

Diet Chocolate

Start of the production of diet chocolate in Brazil.
19 de setembro de 2018

Desire to eat chocolate

A French toxicologist identifies dopamine, phenylethylamine, amongst other neuro-receptors, as the responsible for the desire to eat chocolate.
19 de setembro de 2018

Brazil: World’s second largest producer

Brazil becomes the world’s second largest cocoa producer (458 thousand tons per year).
19 de setembro de 2018

Witch’s Broom

The agricultural blight “Witch’s Broom” creates a deep crisis in the sector, destroying 97% of the crops.
19 de setembro de 2018

Cocoa in Venezuela

Venezuela becomes the first region of the world to produce cocoa with controlled origin.
19 de setembro de 2018

Cocoa and Health

Researchers from Universidade di L’Aquila, in Italy, confirm that the consumption of chocolate with high cocoa content can reduce blood pressure.