Chocolate and spice have a lot in common. For starters, they both have their origins in ancient civilisations which regarded these food items as magical items worthy of high reverence.
Spice, for example, can be dated back as far as 1500 BC to a time when Ancient Egyptians used spices and herbs such as garlic, fennel, coriander and thyme for the healing properties they boast. Chocolate, or cocoa as it was in its original form, was also considered to have amazing supernatural powers that would offer stamina and healing to the drinker. Montezuma, the famed leader of the Aztecs used to add a pinch of chilli to his hot cocoa in order to give it a kick.