Though sometimes the 'Golden Years' seem more like tarnished brass, they are not the end of adventure. I invite you to follow me as I transcend from full-time government employee to full-time life observer. I'll cover life, government, travel, food, gardening, whatever crosses my path.
I love bittersweet chocolate. I can pretty much pass on milk chocolate unless it is the Swiss variety made with real milk by Cailler. But this exhibit was about drinking chocolate. So, let's look at its path.
Cocoa trees grow in South America. The Maya and Aztecs are the first to make a drink from them. The Spanish explorers bring the beans across the ocean in the 1500's.
Here is a breakfast set:
.I remember my first trip to Paris in 1969. We stayed at a pensionne and they served hot cocoa every morning. Cocoa, croissants and cheese for breakfast. Yum.
Here is the full tree with cups and saucers:
And then there were these chocolate trees spread around the museum:
What an idea for a Christmas tree! All chocolate!
Here are a couple of my chocolate pots:
Of course you like chocolate, but what kind do you prefer? I tasted a new Hershey's kiss at Sam's Club yesterday. It was filled with a hazelnut crunch. Quite good.