Making chocolate booze is noteworthy as it was available 500 years before previously known. Anthropologists estimate other drink experiments with cacao and uses for the chocolate beans. The beans were a form of money for some and their power was in dual purposes of food enhancer and economic. In a cultural exchange benefiting 16th century Europeans, the cacao drink recipes traveled from the "cradle of chocolate" to have them turned into the modern world's powerhouse chocolate industry.
The archaeological evidence recovered by Henderson and colleagues from a site in Puerto Escondido in modern-day Honduras suggests that the beer which probably preceded the chocolate beverage was popular among wealthy natives at least as early as 1100 BC.
Researchers believe the quest to make beer led to the discovery of chocolate. Now every chocoholic knows who to hold accountable for their addiction. Premier chocolates owe its origins to cacao seeds. This legacy is available in a quite expensive book titled, Chocolate in Mesoamerica: A Cultural History of Cacao ( Maya Studies) by Cameron L. McNeil. It's going to need an update but the book is comprehensive and extremely good.