Chocolate advertisement

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Taken from the newsbook Mercurius Politicus dated 16 - 23 June 1659.


Chocolate, an excellent West-India Drink, sold in Queens-head Alley in Bishopsgate-street by a Frenchman who did sell it formerly in Grace-Church-street, and in Clements Churchyard; being the first man who did sell it in England. There you may have it made ready to drink, and also unmade at easie Rates, and taught the use thereof; it being for its excellent properties so much esteemed in all places. It cures and preserves the Body of many diseases, as is to be seen by the Book, who hath it there to be sold also.