As far back as 500BC Mayans where drinking cocoa with corn meal and chilli. Around the 1400s Aztecs believed that cocoa drinks were powerful and was given to fuel armies. In the 1500s Spanish conquerers discovered the cocoa drink and took it to Europe where chilli was swapped for sugar to match the European taste. In the 1700s hot chocolate spread across Europe and the chocolatiers and chocolate houses became the latest trend. In the 1800s solid chocolate was invented, but the hot drink was still popular and being used as an energy drink to cure tiredness or hangovers. In the 1900s instant hot chocolate was created making the drink more globally accessible at any time. Today hot chocolate is embracing all its heritage and enjoyed globally in a range of ways and places for health & comfort.