It’s been a little cold here in La Ceiba (I thought about wearing pants the other day), and our host mom decided to give us a treat – hot chocolate. The first time she made it I turned it down thinking that it wasnt really that cold, but as Jana raved about how good it was, I remembered that hot chocolate was invented in Central America by the Mayans. Since everyone here is probably descendants of the Mayans, the coco was probably a lot better than Swiss Miss.
For dinner tonight, Dona Maria made more coco, and my taste buds weren’t prepared for the flavor. It had chocolate, cinnamon, orange peel, and something spicy to give it a kick. It was sweet, creamy, flavorful, and spicy. Add some caffeine and you could put Starbucks out of business.
To my choco-holic mother – this coco alone is worth the trip to Honduras