3 REASONS WHY CHOCOLATE IS A NECESSITY

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3 REASONS WHY CHOCOLATE IS A NECESSITY…!

I met a girl when i was just a kid, maybe 10 years old, who was allergic to chocolate. Yes, apparently, you can be allergic to chocolate… I remember the utter shock and sadness for my fellow french companion who would never be able to enjoy all the cacao deliciousness that exists in this world ! After this life changing realization, i enjoyed chocolate even more. But I was never a huge chocolate eater and binger. Chocolate savoring is not about quantity but about quality : First, selecting the chocolate – dark obviously -, then delicately opening the wrapping, after that, letting a small piece melt on my tongue and finally the aftertaste both sweet and bitter to be perfect.

Chocolate is a delicacy and a necessary one and here is why:

We are taught to learn from our history so let’s respect the teachings from the past. In Mexico, the mayans used to treat Cacao beans as a the most valuable currency and were controlling all the crops to be sure that the value of the beans would stay the same. I am not saying that i want to be paid in chocolate bars at the end of the month but offering chocolate is always a nice and valuable gesture.

Chocolate is good for you. That is if you don’t eat the whole thing at once of course! Once your brain understood what’s going on in your mouth, your brain releases endorphins to make you happy. Also, the antioxidants contained in the cacao helps your cardiovascular system. I don’t know about you but a little science behind why i crave my little piece of chocolate after lunch and why it’s good for me is great reason to keep doing it!

Artisanal chocolate is a beautiful and delicious industry that we ought to preserve. On my first trip to Oaxaca, I was surprised to see, for the first time, cacao beans transformed into a chocolaty dough in front of my eyes. The music of the mills and the smell… oh… the smell! So mesmerizing! A lot of small companies make traditional and delicious chocolate in Mexico and i hope to be able to support as many of them as possible in the future.

 
Afterall, going on a chocolate crusade sounds like a pretty fun trip

We are taught to learn from our history so let’s respect the teachings from the past. In Mexico, the mayans used to treat Cacao beans as a the most valuable currency and were controlling all the crops to be sure that the value of the beans would stay the same. I am not saying that i want to be paid in chocolate bars at the end of the month but offering chocolate is always a nice and valuable gesture.

Chocolate is good for you. That is if you don’t eat the whole thing at once of course! Once your brain understood what’s going on in your mouth, your brain releases endorphins to make you happy. Also, the antioxidants contained in the cacao helps your cardiovascular system. I don’t know about you but a little science behind why i crave my little piece of chocolate after lunch and why it’s good for me is great reason to keep doing it!

Artisanal chocolate is a beautiful and delicious industry that we ought to preserve. On my first trip to Oaxaca, I was surprised to see, for the first time, cacao beans transformed into a chocolaty dough in front of my eyes. The music of the mills and the smell… oh… the smell! So mesmerizing! A lot of small companies make traditional and delicious chocolate in Mexico and i hope to be able to support as many of them as possible in the future.

Afterall, going on a chocolate crusade sounds like a pretty fun trip.

Discover our original chocolate artisans  – Unelefante & Casa Bosques –  in the following boxes

Discover our original chocolate artisans  – Unelefante & Casa Bosques –  in the following boxes

Discover our original chocolate artisans  – Unelefante & Casa Bosques –  in the following boxes

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