The story of chocolate began more than a thousand years ago, when the Aztecs and Mayans used roasted cocoa beans, honey and spices to make a drink they thought could quadruple their energy.

At the end of the 18th century, cocoa was officially declared a medicine and was sold exclusively in pharmacies.

Rumour has it that the first chocolates were made by a Belgian pharmacist who dipped his medicines in chocolate to make them more attractive. Unfortunately, by adding unnecessarily large quantities of sugar, butter and cream, the pralines gradually evolved from a 'healthy' to a 'guilty' pleasure.