The main ingredient in chocolate comes from the seeds of the Cacao tree, theobroma, literally meaning "food of the gods." Cacao originated in Mesoamerica and was sacred to both the Maya and Aztec. In 1519, Cortes wrote to King Charles V of Spain describing a "divine drink that fights fatigue, and that one precious cup allows a man to walk a whole day without food." Recently, cacao has been praised for its potent anti-oxidants that may prevent degenerative diseases thus making it a divine drink for any age. Cacao is an addition to our MESOAMERICAN BLEND and TIKAL BLEND.