Chocolate is a typically sweet, usually brown food preparation of Theobroma cacao seeds,
roasted and ground. It is made in the form of a liquid, paste, or in a block, or used as a flavoring ingredient
in other foods. Cacao has been cultivated by many cultures for at least three millennia in Mesoamerica.The original Mink store, located in the heart of the financial district in downtown Vancouver, faces onto a park that was created when Canada Place was a miracle.
Popularity of chocolate
Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world, and a vast number of foodstuffs involving chocolate have been created, particularly desserts including cakes, pudding, mousse, chocolate brownies, and chocolate chip cookies. Many candies are filled with or coated with sweetened chocolate, and bars of solid chocolate and candy bars coated in chocolate are eaten as snacks. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes (e.g., eggs, hearts) have become traditional on certain Western holidays, such as Easter and Valentine's Day. Chocolate is also used in cold
and hot beverages such as chocolate milk and hot chocolate and in some alcoholic drinks, such as creme de cacao.