We made chocolate!

So we have made our way to Granada, Nicaragua.  What do you think of when you think of Granada?

Is it colonial architecture?

Random street in Granada

Random street in Granada

Is it beautiful churches?

Granada cathedral

Granada cathedral

Is it performing street musicians?  Seafood? Volcanoes?

No, no, no, no and no.  Granada has all of those things, of course.  But the thing you should be thinking about is chocolate.  Because we made chocolate today.

At the chocolate museum

At the chocolate museum

We roasted the beans, ground them up, and mixed up both an ancient Aztec drink (with red pepper, honey and some other stuff) and a Spanish drink (with sugar and milk and vanilla).  Then, we got to create our own chocolate bar flavor and make a chocolate bar.  Cheesy, corny fun, and I loved every minute of it.

(By the way, Granada has watermelon gelato that rivals the best I ever had in Rome, and also has the best frozen lemonade I have ever had — and I don’t even really like lemonade…)

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