Sign with me "I like hot chocolate" in ASL! Just enjoyed a tour of the Myan exhibit at the museum of British Columbia. According to Mayan belief, cacao was discovered by the Mayan gods within a mythical mountain. In Maya society, everyone, rich and poor alike, enjoyed a frothy, rich and delightfully bitter beverage made from this sacred seed. This is where hot chocolate, as we know it, truly originated.
Consumed at most meals, the revered drink was quite different from our European hot chocolate – it was thick and rich, often with a head of fatty cocoa butter foam.
Because of its powerful aphrodisiac properties, Maya couples also drank the sacred beverage on occasions of engagement and marriage. This was true chocolate, used in its purest form to achieve otherworldly states of ecstatic happiness and connection. #dailysignshine #itsasignlife #bringonthechocolate #hotchocolatetime #chocolatey #mmmmgood