Cocaine=Chocolate? NOT

Stephen M Jankalski CEREOID at
Sun Nov 14 00:07:25 EST 1999

Now I've heard everything.

Cocaine and chocolate are made not only from completely different species
of plant, they are in very different plant families. The only way they are
related is that they are both woody flowering plants from South America.

Chocolate is made from the fruit of the Cacao tree, Theobroma cacoa in the
plant family Sterculiaceae.

Cocaine made from the leaves of the Coca tree, Erythroxylon coca in the
plant family Erythroxylaceae.

You can find that information in any encyclopedia.

You and your friends might try looking it up in a local library.

Now try arguing over how the best way would be to achieve world peace or
find a cure for cancer.

Brandon Tibbetts <btctNObtSPAM at> wrote in article
<000b8d9b.7254d20a at>...
> Can someone help settle a bar bet? My friend and I are having a
> disagreement about cocaine and chocolate. Do they come from the same
> plant? If not, what are the two plants and are they related in any way?
> Thanks!
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