Chocolate is one of the most popular desserts and flavours being sold worldwide

Chocolate is one of the most popular desserts and flavours being sold worldwide (Hofberger and Tanabe, 2007). Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. Cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao) is indigenous to South America. The origin of cocoa tree is the tropical Amazon forest. Theobroma is a Greek name and means “food of the Gods”. Theobroma is of the family Sterculiaceae and there are four types: Criollo, with about 5% of world cocoa production; Forastero with smaller, flatter and purple beans grown mainly in Brazil and West Africa; Nacional, with fine flavour, grown in Ecuador and finally, Trinitario, a more disease-resisted hybrid of Criollo and Forastero which is