The following are useful references giving information on the history of cocoa and chocolate:
Bernal Diaz del Castillo. True history of conquest of new Spain. 1582
Stubbe, H. Indian nectar (discourse concerning chocolate). 1682
Gage, T., True survey of West Indies. 1648
Katherine Khodorowsky and Hervé Robert. Chocolate from A-Z. Flammarion/Barry Callebaut, 1997
Cox, C., Chocolate unwrapped: The politics of pleasure. The Women's Environmental Network, 1993
Knapp, A.W. (an employee of Cadbury), Cocoa and chocolate.
Cook, L.R., Meursing, E.H., Chocolate production and use. Revised edition. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982
Lees, R., History of sweet and chocolate manufacture. Specialised Publications Ltd, 1988
Morton, M., Morton, F., Chocolate: an illustrated history. Crown Publishers Inc, 1986
Young, A.M., The chocolate tree. A natural history of cacao. Smithsonian Institute, 1994
Coe, S.D., Coe, M.D., The true history of chocolate. Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1996
Clarence-Smith, W.G., Cocoa and chocolate, 1765-1914. Routledge, 2000
Opie, R., Sweet Memories. Pavilion Books, 1999
Jayne-Stanes, S., Chocolate, the definitive guide. Grub Street, 1999
International Cocoa Organization
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Tel: +44 (0)20 8991 6000
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The ICCO International Cocoa Agreement is available to download in Acrobat PDF format.
The procedures for becoming a member of the International Cocoa Organization are provided in Articles 52 to 57 of the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010.