Drinking Chocolate Guatemalan Style!
In past blogs, I’ve written about how much I love learning about the ways other cultures enjoy drinking chocolate. Today, I’m going to share what I’ve learned about drinking chocolate in Guatemala, a place many agree is the birthplace of chocolate itself!
Do you eat the ears first? If so, you’re in good company. Three out of four people start at the ears. But do you know why Chocolate Easter Bunnies are a part of most people’s Easter traditions? You might be surprised to learn that the Easter Bunny, in it’s earliest form, goes as far back as ancient mythology!
One of my greatest joys while travelling is experiencing chocolate adventures in as many different countries as possible! Language may divide us, but chocolate will always unite us! Or at least, a love of it! Wherever you go, there are different cultural practices surrounding the drinking, eating, baking, and even cooking of chocolate.
In February we had a fun time visiting the Hot Chocolate Festival in Vancouver BC. The best part about going to this is that it brings us to different parts of the city that we may not normally visit. Since there are so many different shops that offer hot chocolate we were able to try different places than last year when we attended the festival.
We talk a lot on our blog about the types of drinking chocolate we love and the adventures we go on to find it. Today, we thought we would give you a behind the scenes look at how we make that perfect mug of chocolate.
We had the best time last weekend at the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle. You just can’t help but be in a good mood when all you have to do all day is look, taste and smell chocolate! The festival took place at a great location, Bell Harbor Pier. With exhibitors from 15 different countries, we couldn’t believe how many booths there were. The opportunities to try all sorts of different chocolate was endless. Of course, our emphasis was on the drinking chocolate!
I can’t remember the exact reason I came across Mirolo Chocolatiers (I am guessing it was Facebook), but when I looked up their menu, and they had drinking chocolate, I knew I had to try it.