Did you know that chocolate got its start as a bitter, frothy drink? Or that cacao beans were once so valuable people used them as money? The "M&M's"® candy characters are here to take you on a tour of the chocolate world. Join Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue in the jungles of the Amazon where cacao trees first grew, then travel back in time to find out who discovered chocolate and how Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes brought it to Europe. Discover who made the first solid chocolate bar, the first chocolate cake, and the first milk chocolate! You'll finish your tour in the chocolate factory, learning all about how sweet, yummy chocolate is made today.
A resource page filled with recommended books and web sites and an illustrated timeline are also included.