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What Exactly Is Heirloom Chocolate?

There are a few different theories on the first strains of chocolate trees, what we now refer to as “heirloom chocolate.” (An heirloom plant is an older cultivar which has been growing since before industrialized agricultural.) The first being that the first type of cacao (chocolate) tree grew in the area that is now southern Mexico and Guatemala. It was named, “Criollo”, and was discovered and cultivated by the Aztecs. (more…)

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