Chocolate, the Favorite of Aztec Emperor Montezuma | Periscope

Spanish explorer Cortez pictured with Montezuma

The drink was a favorite of the Aztec emperor Montezuma, who served chocolatl to Spanish explorers in 1519. Of chocolate, Montezuma said, "A cup of this precious drink [cocoa] permits a man to walk for a whole day without food." They liked it so much that they took it back to Spain.