August 29, 2013

Recipe for Britain’s first chilled chocolate treats discovered

University of Leicester lecturer reveals how chocolate was ‘hot property’ in 17th century – and subject to rules for safe consumption

The first English recipes for iced chocolate desserts, nearly 350 years old, have been uncovered by a lecturer at the University of Leicester – just in time for the last of the summery weather.

But it seems that in the 17th century, these chilly treats were believed to be as dangerous as they were delightful.