Those sweet little domestic tableaus probably put a nice gloss on days of endless drudgery and isolation, perhaps.
It's been a long time since anyone claimed that cocoa was essential for "Building up the body," let alone worried about the indigestible oils it might contain. But as we've noted, everyone had indigestion back then, from everything. If you could go a week without your guts griping and your lower coils seizing up, it was a good one.
“Py-Ade” - the awkward spelling is your proof of quality!