Taza Chocolate :: USDA Certified Organic + Stone-Ground Makes A Perfect Mexican Hot Chocolate + Stocking Stuffer - Recipe
If you're like most of us - you're either going to someone's home for T-day or planning, prepping and stressing about guests arriving next week. Holiday gatherings are all about family, friends and let's be honest - (typically) gorging ourselves. If you'll be a guest - why not bring a stack of these organic chocolate hockey pucks (wrapped with this red & white string) from Taza Chocolate. Or if you're the Hostess with the Mostess - how about setting up a self-serve drink station with apple cider or wassail (in our case), tea, coffee and organic Mexican Hot Chocolate (why not let guests make their own?!). These discs would also make awesome stocking stuffers!!
Taza Chocolate is made in Somerville, Massachusetts using an ancient stone-ground process and is only 1 of only 5 "bean to bar" chocolatiers in the U.S. I love that I could find out exactly how and when my bar was made by entering a code on the back of the label here. I did it and mine was made just 3 months prior - which was nice to know it hadn't been sitting on a shelf for a year before I ate it. I prefer to use stone-ground chocolate to cook with or make indulgent beverages with; the gritty texture isn't something I personally like to eat by itself. Their dark chocolate is very sweet and I prefer a slightly bitter, semi-sweet, smooth dark chocolate if I'm going to eat it by itself. Check out these recipes for holiday menu inspiration.
If you're in or near Massachusetts, you may just want to schedule a Taza Chocolate Factory Tour into your holiday festivities. They only open twice a year for an Open House - the next one is Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 6pm. More info here.
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