I'll Pay You In Chocolate

In Mayan times the cocoa bean was used as currency as it was considered to be worth more than gold dust. Cultivation of the beans was restricted so the value of cocoa beans as money would not go down.

But counterfeiting cacao beans out of painted clay became a thriving industry. Goods could be priced in units of cacao: a slave cost 100 beans, and a turkey cost 20 beans.

Luckily, these days, we can eat delicious Glow Chocolates instead of saving up our cocoa beans to pay the rent!


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