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Recent discoveries have shown that the Mayans may have used chocolate as a sauce on their food!
 
 
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Aug. 10, 2012 - PRLog -- The newest news in chocolate is actually ancient! Recent discoveries have shown that the Mayans may have used chocolate as a sauce on their food!

"Archaeologists say they have found traces of 2,500-year-old chocolate on a plate in the Yucatan peninsula, the first time they have found ancient chocolate residue on a plate rather than a cup, suggesting it may have been used as a condiment or sauce with solid food."

Read the entire article at http://phys.org/news/2012-08-experts-mayas-chocolate-spice.html.

Some Sweet Updates at Suzi's Sweet Shoppe:  

- Tomorrow, August 10th, is National S'Mores Day!  
To celebrate we're giving you 10% off S'Mores if you mention this newsletter! You don't want to miss our S'Mores - delicious marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers and totally covered in our specially blended milk chocolate!    

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Chocolate Fun Facts - Who Knew?
Europe was introduced to chocolate when Christopher Columbus brought back cocoa beans from the Caribbean islands from his 1502 voyage.

Coming up in September...
•   9th - Grandparents Day
•   13th - International Chocolate Day
       Fortune Cookie Day
•   17th - Rosh Hashanah
•   22nd - National White Chocolate Day
•   26th - Yom Kippur
•   28th - National Good Neighbor Day
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