So Halloween is done now, daylight savings is underway, & all around us weather & nature is changing. Which makes me think that this a very very apropos moment to post about: delicious, heartwarming, cold shooing, comforting Mexican Chocolate. What is Mexican Hot Chocolate? Well, there’s a couple of differences between it & Hot Cocoa. Cocoa tends to come in powders, while Mexican Chocolate comes in tablets. The taste also differs, while Cocoa has more of a soft milk chocolate taste, Mexican Chocolate has a darker taste to it. Also it includes extra spices & flavorings to it: granulated sugar undissolved, & Cinnamon, shea nuts. When brewed vanilla, anise & chili powder can be added. Mexican Hot chocolate can be made in water of milk. Hot Chocolate is usually enjoyed with pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) or Galletas(Cookies).
WHERE TO BUY: Bread, cookies, chocolate, Molinillos
Very funny commercial here’s the translation in case you don’t speak Spanish
Wife: Can you handle it? ( the groceries)
Wife: Hey , did you notice the chocolate ?
Husband: (nervously) Uh… No.. Wha.. what about it?
Wife: It comes granulated now. Isn’t that great?!
Husband : Aww man what dummy I was.
* The joke is, chocolate usually comes in tablets so he thought he broke the chocolate =P Silly guy.
MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE IS RELATIVELY EASY TO FIND, HERE'S A LADY @ FOOD 4 LESS. THEY'LL USUALLY BE NEXT TO OTHER CHOCOLATE OR COFEE MIXES, BUT IN SOME STORES IT'S IN THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD ISLE.
LOL FOUND THIS ONLINE, SOMEONE REPORTED THAT THEY FOUND AN ABUELITA CHOCOLATE VENDING MACHINE IN A GAS STATION IN NUEVO LEON MEXICO. IT'D BE REALLY COOL IF THERE WERE MORE MACHINES LIKE THAT ALL OVER THE WORLD! SHARE THE HOT CHOCLOTY GOODNESS