A while ago (several years) we went to see an exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago on "The History of Chocolate". I was amazed! We are not the only ones who see chocolate as something "sacred". 😉
(The exhibit will be available through 2011!)
I discovered that people have been growing and using chocolate for nearly 2,000 years! (That's beautiful)
The people of Central American and Mexico not only used Cacao (chocolate) as a drink to enjoy (although they did not grow "sugar", so it was a more of a bitter drink, like coffee), they used it for ceremonial purposes - and it was so valuable that they used cacao seeds as money.
If you dare... 😉 take the chocolate quiz...
For us, today - we just like chocolate. (My daughter got some "creme brule white chococlate" - wonderful!) We like it white, milky, dark, extra-dark, solid, liquid and anywhere in between. Sometimes I think that chocolate will make just about anything taste better. A lot of people add cocoa to their chili recipe. We get chocolate from (and give chocolate to) our sweeties - including our parents and kids.
At the risk of offending anybody, this is one of my favorite ways to consume chocolate: