History of Chocolate at Cacao Santa Fe

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Cacao Santa Fe

3201 Richards Ln., Santa Fe NM 87507


General Admission | $39
Seniors | $34
| Children 12 and under are free with paying adult.


Phone | (505) 471-0891

The History of Chocolate - From 2000 BC to Colonial New Mexico
Led by Mark J. Sciscenti, Chocolate Historian

This two-hour lecture on the history of chocolate includes a PowerPoint presentation and sampling of several historic drinking chocolates. The following topics will be covered:

• Botanical and Ecological sources of chocolate;
• The cultural and traditional uses of chocolate during the Pre-Columbian times by the Mesoamericans
- the Maya, Zapotec and Mexica (Aztec) peoples;
• Southwestern Ancestral Pueblo Indian use of chocolate;
• Chocolate use during the Spanish Colonial and the Colonial New Mexican period;

There will be time for questions.
Children 12 and under are free with paying adult.