First off, Happy Easter! A day of remembrance, candy, and the stress of finals. Here’s a sneak peak of our breakfast table this morning…Easter-settingEaster-puffpuffEaster-dippy-eggEaster-butterDippy eggs, decorated soldiers, freshly squeezed orange juice….aaahh. Soo good.

And in honor of the Easter holiday, I thought I’d share some chocolate with you…virtually of course (;

The Natural History Museum here in Utah is hosting a Chocolate exhibit. And let me tell you, it is quite scrumptious.



The exhibit explains the history of chocolate. How the cacao seeds were originally used as currency, how the Spanish drank it, how the Europeans added sugar…

chocolate-translationHere’s Scottie translating some Spanish for me.


You could smell the delicious sweet scent of chocolate being pulsed through the air. This kid here was so excited for the chocolate tastings, he just couldn’t let his father waste time by reading the exhibit!

Chocholate-windowChocolate-platerchocolate-wallDon’t be fooled by the picture above. It’s actually a wall! Seat cushions included. I wonder if when the exhibit is done, they’ll let me take this home..

After we went through the exhibit, there was a small taster session at the end. We were given four types of chocolate to try..

chocolate-collagePure cacao seed that had been crushed, 100% chocolate (top left), Madagascar chocolate (top right), Ecuadorian chocolate (bottom), and white chocolate, which is not shown.

The seed was very bitter, almost like eating ground coffee. Madagascar chocolate had a citrus like undertone to it, even though it only contained the cacao seed, cocoa butter, and sugar. And the Ecuadorian chocolate (my favorite) had a bitter taste at first touch, but left a very sweet after-taste.

And interestingly, I found out that white chocolate actually is chocolate. The reason why it’s white is because there is more sugar than cacao seed.

May I say that this was a very sweet way to spend the day?

chocolate-museumThe outside of the museum was pretty sweet too!

Mary Jane xx

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