Le Cacao Poster

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Le Cacao Poster

Le Cacao poster
Paper; Paris, France
Deyrolle family, 1831-1895

The Deyrolle family of natural historians created this poster as a teaching tool over a hundred years ago to show the process from tree to chocolate. You can see a cacao tree on the top right of the image, with fruit pods growing from the trunk. In the top left of the image, a cacao pod has been cracked open to reveal a core of seeds, enveloped in milky pulp. The pulp itself is sweet, and it has also been used in traditional recipes, such as Nicaragua’s famous drink, Pinolillo.

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