Voice 1: So where did the world's love of chocolate first originate? Experts say that the ancient Aztec communities in South America first used cocoa beans. They paid each other using cocoa beans. They used the beans like we use money. The beans were very popular. The Aztec people used the beans to make a special drink. In ancient times people believed that chocolate was linked to power, religion and love. Some ancient people believed that chocolate made a person more fertile. They believed that chocolate helped them think more clearly. Some people even believed that chocolate had special healing powers.