Of course, that made me remember movies I'd seen where chocolate was a key player...like Chocolat.
This led me to a book on the history of chocolate (Note: there is a newer edition, as noted at the link, but I liked the cover on this version).
Of course, if you don't want to read an entire history, here's a brief article on the history of chocolate from the Smithsonian website.
Off to find some of the real deal. If you're a chocolate lover, I hope you have some on hand. If you do, enjoy!