When first taken to Europe by the Spanish in the sixteenth century, it quickly became the favored drink of the aristocracy and was wildly expensive. To meet demand, the Spanish enslaved whole populations of Native Central Americans to grow it.
Packaging design for Casacao. Not all cacao is created equal! This is the motto of Casacao, the manufacturer of high quality natural cacao products. Their goal is catering to health-conscious consumers around the world, as well as supporting local farmers and communities in the process. The logo and the packaging needed to reflect the natural aspect of the product and to convey the message.
Maya Vessel, Howler Monkeys, mother and child, with mother holding cacao pod, Peten-Yucatan, 450-700 CE (Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Institute of Art)
Buchdruck ca. 1900.-
Chocolate, Luna A vintage Italian art advertising poster. This was an ad for a chocolate coffee type beverage in Italy, ' Chocolate Amatller' . It features a woman sitting at a cafe table and says that the drink ' marks the moom'.*