Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mayan Calendar - May 2, 2013

Chocolate of the Day: 

Casa de Chocolates
Mayan Calendar
Weight: 3 oz. (85 g.)
Calories: 450 calories (estimate) in 1 calendar
Cost: $10.00
Purchased from: Casa de Chocolates, Berkeley, CA

Today's solid chocolate (61% cacao) disc depicting the Mayan calendar was made by Casa de Chocolates (Berkeley, CA). A description of this calendar, on the company's website, reads:
"The Mayan calendar is remarkable and respected as the most accurate calendar to date; it was the center of Maya life and their greatest cultural achievement."
In hauling this venerable chocolate calendar around (to Belize and back) this past week, the 5-inch disc developed a crack -- a bit like the Liberty Bell that I saw many years ago in Philadelphia, PA. In both cases, a crack did nothing to diminish the interesting history of this calendar, or how much I liked the item. This chocolate was a fun one to show people in Belize; some (including cacao farmers) were Maya descendants.

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