World Chocolate day

World Chocolate day

World Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on July 7. It is a day to indulge in your favorite sweet treat and to celebrate the deliciousness of chocolate in all its forms. Whether you prefer milk, dark or white chocolate, there is a type of chocolate to suit everyone's taste. Chocolate is thought to have originated in Mesoamerica, and it was first introduced to Europe by the Spanish conquistadors. Since then, it has become one of the most popular sweets in the world. On World Chocolate Day, why not try something new and experiment with different flavors or products? There are countless ways to enjoy chocolate, so get creative and indulge your sweet tooth!

World chocolate day

History of chocolate

Chocolate has been around for centuries, and its history is as rich and complex as the flavor of the food itself. Chocolate comes from cacao beans, which are native to Central and South America. The ancient Maya and Aztec people were some of the first to discover the unique taste of chocolate, and they used it both as a currency and as an offering to their gods.

Cacao fruit

When the Spanish conquistadors invaded Mexico in the 16th century, they brought chocolate back to Europe, where it quickly became a popular treat. Over the years, chocolate has undergone many changes, from the addition of milk and sugar to create milk chocolate to the creation of dark chocolate. Today, there are countless different types of chocolate available, making it one of the most popular sweets in the world.

Different kinds of chocolate

How the chocolate is made?

Traditional chocolate is made from the beans of the cacao tree. The first step in processing the beans is to remove them from the pod and ferment them. This helps to develop the flavor of the chocolate.Next, the beans are roasted, which brings out their characteristic aroma.

Cacao beans are roasted

Once they are roasted, the beans are crushed and ground into a paste known as cocoa mass.

cacao mass making

To make chocolate, cocoa mass is combined with sugar and milk, and then heated until it reaches a smooth consistency. Finally, the chocolate is cooled and allowed to harden. This process results in a delicious treat that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for centuries.

Chocolate

Maya Moon Cacao is 100% natural and original Guatemalan top quality cacao. Maya Moon Cacao beans are sourced directly from our farmers in Alta Verapaz; the highlands of Central Guatemala, where the fruits of the cacao trees are harvested and the beans extracted, fermented, and dried, ready for our team of Mayan mothers to work their loving magic! In the home of cacao in San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, our cacao beans are roasted, hand-peeled, and ground into a paste before then being molded into the blocks of 100% pure cacao and finely grated to create a form of cacao that brings you to ease, convenience and delight! 

 

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