Single Origin Chocolate: Belize
Belize has a rich cocoa history, deemed the, ‘Cradle of Chocolate’ by some experts, in that it was first used here. The history stretches all the way back to the Mayan culture, as Mayan kings and general public consumed large amounts of chocolate thousands of years ago. There is even a Mayan chocolate pot which is deemed to be over 2600 years old. Evidence suggests Mayans had chocolate in one form or another with almost every meal they consumed. This country was in cooperation with Hershey in sourcing their beans, although after the world market price dropped by over a third, Hershey dropped the Belize project entirely to achieve cheaper beans from other sources.
Reference: Goss, K. (2015). Belize Chocolate.
Located in the heart of Central America, Belize still is a largest producer, or grower, of cocoa beans. Here at World Wide Chocolate, we are proud to carry the Dick Taylor Belize, Toledo as our Belize offerings. The Toledo district is the southernmost district in Belize, although one of the least developed regions in the country. It features some extensive cave networks, lowland plains on the coast, offshore cays, and pristine rainforests. Dick Taylor crafts their Mayan mountain cocoa blend in small batches, only using organic cocoa and cane sugar. You will be able to note tastes of dried plum, tart cherry, & jasmine, which are all natural flavors in the beans. Expand your palette, and further explore this craft chocolate today.