6.2 Changes in Chocolate

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concoction
mixture or blend of different ingredients
evolved
changed and developed over time, often in a way that made something better
forerunner
early forms of things that continue to develop
versions
different forms of something
exception
someone or something that is not included
consuming
eating or using up
ancient
old
beverage
a drink
seasoned
having a lot of spices, herbs, salt or pepper
centuries
hundreds of years
Aztecs
a member of a Nahuatl-speaking people that founded the Mexican empire conquered by Cortes in 1519
Mesoamerica
region extending from modern northwestern Mexico approximately to El Salvador
conquistadors
one that conquers; specifically a leader in the Spanish conquest of America and especially of Mexico and Peru
valued
held dear or felt to be important
hooked
addicted to narcotics or fascinated by or devoted to something
luxury
something added for pleasure but not necessary
mass production
made in quantity
confection
sugary delights
texture
the way something feels
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