The Mayan Olympus was inhabited by the deities Tlaloc, lord of the rains and souls, his wife Xochiquetzal, goddess of joy and love and their leader Quetzalcoatl. This powerful leader loved humans so much that he cared to teach them important knowledge. Like the march of the stars, the measurement of time and the change of seasons. In this way they took advantage of the periods of rain and drought for sowing and harvesting.
He loved humans so much. One day he stole a beautiful tree of red fruits that jealously was guarded by the other gods. Then Quetzalcoatl took the tree and gave it to humans. The fruit was toasted and then beaten with water and from there came a powerful and heavenly drink called xocolātl. It was a concoction so sacred that here on earth, it was only consumed by priests and nobles. Then the Toltecs became so wise and happy that the other gods felt envy. They took revenge by destroying the Toltec people which depressed the gentle Quetzalcoatl, who went into exile.
Delicious as historical
Only something as delicious as chocolate (xocolātl) would have such a marvelous and magical history. It was royal drink and for the warrior caste. They consumed chocolate as a kind of bitter cream until the fateful arrival of the Spanish army. It was very fateful because many Mexican braves lost their lives, but everything calmed down for a while. The Mexican king Moctezuma mistakenly considers the Spanish Hernán Cortés as a deity and offers him this divine drink. Cortés said that drink made from cocoa could sustain a soldier. Therefore a soldier could walk a whole day without the need to consume another food. Wonderful!
The chocolate like any soil products need other substances to make it more attractive to all the senses. When Cortés brought this drink to the Spanish kings, they rejected it because of its dirty appearance and bitter taste. For that reason it was modified adding it honey.
Now we know chocolate is an important source of antioxidants. It also contributes to the circulation of blood and improves brain function. The wonderful thing about chocolate is that it helps to release the hormones known as serotonin and endorphin. They inhibit the feeling of anger and stimulate the feeling of well-being, euphoria, pleasure and excitement. The best analgesic and natural antidepressant ever!
In this sense, our beautiful and beloved Mexico has one of the best chocolates in the world. That’s why you cannot stop tasting all the variety of the delicious xocolātl offers for you, muggle! Did you know that the largest producer of chocolate in the country is Tabasco? The quality of the Mexican cocoa is such, that it is used exclusively by many Swiss and Belgian chocolatiers. For that reason here we leave a series of places for you, chocolate lover.
How nice! or Que Bo!
Que Bo is the evolutionary Mexican chocolate shop. What a label! Not only his name and concept are amazing. The sensations that its chocolates produce will make you fly. It is one of the best chocolate shops in the world. Its creator, José Ramón Castillo explains the evolutionary chocolate factory Que Bo uses only direct products from the producer.
Thus they achieve a product made in the country in its entirety. It excludes any type of refining or processing. Not only are their chocolates per se delicious work of art, their chocolate drinks is glorious. The pozol, the tejate, the tascalate, the bitter and sweet metate chocolate are delicious. You should also try the oats and the horchata with cocoa. They are some of the delicious concoctions that you will find there. Their specialties are as many as Chicle Motita de Plátano, Sugus de Uva, Café de Olla, Mango con Chamoy, among others. All are worth trying.
Between Europe and America in the Le Caméleón Chocolates
This delicious company is the product of the fusion of Mexico and Belgium. It offers a unique proposal of a chocolate free of dyes, flavorings and preservatives. Some delicious products are the candied bananas of chocolate, chapulines made of chocolate and hazelnuts. The chipotle makes you travel between sweet and spicy, is a small sample of what this store has for you.
Le Caméleón constantly offers tasting and pairings events and its shops are scattered throughout Mexico. You have no excuse to lose them. Do not forget to order the xoxoshots. They are some cups made of chocolate to serve your favorite mezcal, tequila or rum and then devour the cup. Deliciously great!
Learn about love in the L” atelier du chocolat
From truffles to florentinas made of chocolate, almonds and caramel, this shop offers the most exquisite of chocolate fusion. This atelier can create a chocolate shape for every occasion and every feeling. The Tortugas stuffed with a smooth and nutty toffee are amazing made for a first love. The pistachio chocolate queta surprises with its origin. Pistachio trees depend on the wind in order to reproduce. Then this mixture of pistachio and chocolate almonds will fly to remind you that the fusion of different strengthens love.
Something that surely you must try is the collection of spicy. They are delicious and peculiar chocolates product of the mixture between chili and chocolate. Energetic and analgesic properties are attributed to it so if something hurts you, go find a candy shop.
Get confused in the New art xocolat
Dark, white, milky, new guard or vintage, here you have them. You can find sour fruit or nuts covered with dark chocolate. Chocolates filled with raspberry, hazelnut praline, dark chocolate filled with puffed rice, chocolate with amaretto filling, with jasmine and keep counting.
It is impossible to decide so try to tasty them all. They also do workshops for those who want to become chocolate masters. Variety is the motto of this important company.
Become an artisan at Arnoldi
At the end of the sixties a Swiss chef named Jean Franco Arnoldi bet on Mexico and he won. People in Arnoldi are specialized in putting their delicious chocolates in magical boxes, they’re characterized by using only Mexican cacao. They are also totally handmade which guarantees that unique taste that your palate will thank you for. Try the swarms of corn flakes with chocolate and milk. You will hallucinate.
Now you know your chocolate destinations in Mexico, you only have to acquire the best possible technology. My Webspot Mexico offers portable WiFi. It is a small wireless network router that connects to the internet through the 4G mobile network. You can link six devices at once and it serves to receive and send emails. Use applications to find all the places in this list, post a photo with your lips full of xocolātl. Everything you need from the internet. This is a tool that will undoubtedly help you relax. In addition, it is prepaid you will not have surprises and you can receive it anyplace you want.
With your entire technological equipment ready, there is no excuse to miss the best places in Mexico to taste chocolate. Meanwhile, we leave you a piece of information to entertain you. Did you know the owner of the Hershey chocolate company, Milton Hershey, was saved from sinking into the doomsday Titanic? He had problems to attend to his company. Saved by chocolate. Come to Mexico; eat a lot of chocolate and save your life too!