Chocolate was born around 4,000 years ago in ancient Mesoamerica, present day México. It was consumed as a beverage by the Olmec, one of the earliest civilizations in Latin America, and centuries later, drank by the Mayans as a drink of the gods. The cacao seeds once had so much value that they were used as currency. After chocolate's arrival to Europe, sugar was added. The origin of the word "chocolate" has been traced to the Aztec word "xocoatl," which referred to a bitter drink brewed from cacao beans.
We partner with Lo Selecto to offer a package of wrapped Mexican cacao. Made in the "huasteca" region of Hidalgo, México, these are artisanal chunks of solid cacao sweetened with sugar and a pinch of cinnamon. Featuring a strong, slightly spicy aroma with semi-bitter, sweet and smoky flavors. Intended for making milk- or water-based hot chocolate (simply add chunks to hot water or milk, and stir). Also delicious paired with mezcal or rum. Organically produced and grown by artisanal, small batch farmers. Roasted on a clay comal and ground on a hot basalt stone.
Pair with a traditional molinillo for whisking hot chocolate, as they do in México.
This makes an excellent gift! Check it out in our Mexican Hot Chocolate Gift Set.
- Size: 200 grams
- Includes one package of individually wrapped cacao chunks
- Produced in Hidalgo, México