It has been used as currency.
It was a nobility drink.
It is a fruit!
These are just a few of the fascinating details we learned about chocolate as we leisurely strolled through the outdoor “Museo del Chocolate”, sipping our chocolate drinks.
Well, one of us was sipping a chocolate drink. The other, an espresso. Later on in our leisurely stroll we were treated to the real thing. After observing how it was made, we enjoyed the Mayan version of a chocolate drink.
Although less than 5% of the world’s chocolate is produced in Mexico today, the 2nd best chocolate, according to National Geographic, is made in Merida, the capital of Yucatan. The chocolate museum is approximately an hour south of Merida.
The stroll through the ever-so-interesting outdoor museum included the history and production of chocolate, a Mayan ceremony, beautiful and unusual (at least to us) plants and trees, and even a few rescued wildlife animals. Don’t miss the Spider Monkey video below!
Relive our leisurely stroll thru Choco-Story as you view the pics and video!