In Louisbourg, a French military fortress built on Cape Breton Island in the early 1700s (and the busy merchant capital of New France until 1758), chocolate drinks were given to raiding parties fighting in the French and Indian Wars, but not to regular soldiers. Chocolate was also fed to soldiers who braved icy waters in search of treasures lost on the Chameau, a French Navy vessel shipwrecked in 1725.
Source: Grivetti, L. E. et al. (2011). Chocolate: history, culture, and heritage. John Wiley & Sons
|Drugs:||Cacao (cocoa, chocolate)|
|Topics:||Drugs and war|