1585 CE
The first shipment of cacao arrives in Spain

Chocolate made its way across the Atlantic, first to Spain and then to the rest of Europe. The first official shipment of cacao arrived in Seville (Spain) all the way from Veracruz (which is now Mexico) in 1585. At the time, cacao was still served as a beverage.

Source: Wilson, P. K., & Hurst, W. J. (2012). Chocolate as Medicine. Royal Society of Chemistry.

Drugs: Cacao (cocoa, chocolate)
Regions: Spain
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade