Thorntons was built in 1911. Their journey began in the Americas 4,000 years ago. Ancient tribes like the Aztecs and the Mayans revered cocoa beans, and they ate cocoa beans before the war, because people thought that cocoa beans could provide strength. The Aztecs also believe that cocoa beans actually come from heaven itself. Whoever eats cocoa beans will be given wisdom, energy and stronger sexual ability. The Aztecs are considered to be the first to convert cocoa beans into edible forms. This may not sound particularly delicious, but it is the first time to drink chocolate. They call it chocolate, which means bitter drinks, which were absorbed by sacred rituals for the next few hundred years and were sipped by elite tribes. Here at Thorntons, they are proud of having chocolate presents for almost any occasion. From delicious chocolate boxes to baskets and gift sets, they're all-inclusive.