My magpie eye saw this immediately at Hennings Market in Harleysville, PA. Taza Chocolate, orange, with the characteristic disc shape of Mexican stone ground chocolate, in a mandala like display of colors and flavors. Stratoz and I had just been talking about a desire for a cup of Mexican hot chocolate, so I bought this tablet for his stocking. The border of the package is imprinted with images of the grinding stones Taza uses, which are lovely in themselves. I grew up drinking Mexican chocolate, since my parents were from El Paso, TX. We had a molinillo for beating the chocolate, twirled by the handle. For a beautiful photo essay tour of Taza’s Chocolate factory, check out this post by Cake and Commerce: Taza Chocolate: Bean-to-Bar Revolution by Way of Tradition.
I, too, love Mexican hot chocolate, but get this… I’m from El Paso. !!! Man, the coincidences just don’t stop! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas!
Yes, it is a treat! I loved the photo essay.
Wow! Maybe our paths crossed. In the 1976-1977 school year, my father went on sabbatical from the University of Alberta, and we spent it in El Paso(which was quite a shock to me, being from Canada). My maternal grandmother taught for many years at Loma Terrace, and my grandfather worked for Standard Oil. My paternal grandfather worked for Texaco.
It’s a thing of beauty that chocolate wheel! My toes are curling! Would love to put it into my morning kefir!