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Oaxacan Chocolate: History, Culture, Drink/Chocolate Oaxaqueno...Food/Comida :: Chocolate also Learn/Aprender :: Workshop/Taller
Oaxacan Chocolate: History, Culture, Drink/Chocolate Oaxaqueno...
11:00 AM
This experience is offered in Spanish and translated into English as necessary. Send us a message using our contact form to inquire about additional language translations./
Esta experiencia se ofrece en español y será traducido al inglés cuando/si es necesario. Mándanos un mensaje usando nuestro enlace de contacto para informarte sobre nuestras opciones de traducción.

Oaxacan Chocolate: Make it, Taste it, Fall in love
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Our Oaxacan chocolate host, Flor, is opening the doors to her family’s small chocolatiering business and to generations of expertise in the industry with this scrumptious experience with Oaxacan chocolate. We invite you to step inside! This experience has been one of our most popular and widely-appreciated amongst locals and visitors alike!
This experience includes a brief introduction to the cacao plant and a run-through of the notable roles it has played throughout pre-hispanic, colonial, and modern-day history. We´ll also delve into the significance of this delicious drink during modern day celebrations.
We’ll learn a bit about multiple varieties and the differences in appearance and flavour amongst Oaxacan chocolate, and then delve into the journey from plant to delectable treat. Flor will explain how her family creates artisan chocolate in their local factory, and then we will duplicate the process by hand in their recently-opened storefront location.
We’ll shape our own artisan chocolate to take home, where we can later prepare an amazing cup of hot chocolate unique to Oaxaca and true to its roots in each step of its production. But have no fear—we wouldn’t expect you to wait until you get home to eat some chocolate! During Flor´s presentation, you´ll get to taste the various ways that chocolate has been prepared throughout Mexico´s rich history. And while our handmade chocolate tablets cool, we’ll take advantage of the time by tasting El Rito’s most popular varieties: bittersweet milk-chocolate, semi-sweet, chocolate with nuts, and vanilla-flavored chocolate. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Flor’s family founded “El Rito”, a local business dedicated to Oaxaca’s tradition of manufacturing fine-quality drinking chocolate with local ingredients. They share Tlayudona’s commitment to fair business practice and valuing local producers, workers, and processes in each step of their operations. Their base ingredients are purchased locally and processed in a small plant on the outskirts of Oaxaca, so their ecological footprint is naturally quite low. Characteristic of our generation, Flor is taking innovative steps to move forward creatively within the world of artisan chocolate so that her family´s business will remain a player in the local scene. Come check it out, learn some things, and get your chocolate on!
Course includes:
An introduction to the world of artisan chocolate, contextualized in Oaxaca de Juárez
A brief discussion of the history of the cacao plant and its instrumental role in various time periods
An explanation of the importance of drinking chocolate during Day of the Dead
The opportunity to make your own chocolate skulls/tablets with Flor’s guidance
Tasting portions of several types of chocolate drinks
Tastes of at least four popular chocolate varieties made by El Rito
Approximately 150g of chocolate to take home to make delicious Oaxacan hot chocolate
Cost: 600 MXN

Come visit us at Tlayudona and pay upfront in cash to receive a 10% discount.
Children age 8 are welcome to participate with their parents. You can also check out our Children´s Day of the Dead Chocolate Experience.
Reservation required, due to the confines of the space. Maximum 6 participants, so reserve your spot with anticipation!

¡Ven a echarle un vistazo, aprende algo nuevo y llévate tu chocolate a casa!
El curso incluye:
Una introducción al chocolate artesanal, dentro del contexto oaxaqueño.
Una breve discusión sobre la historia de la planta de cacao y su valor histórico en distintos periodos.
Una plática sobre el significado del chocolate durante la temporada de Día de Muertos
La oportunidad de preparar tus propias barras/calaveritas de chocolate bajo la antenta supervisión de Flor
Pruebas de varios tipos de chocolate para beber
Catación de por lo menos cuatro distintas variedades de chocolate que “El Rito” ha preparado para ti.
Aproximadamente 150g de chocolate para que te lleves a casa y lo conviertas en deliciosas tazas de chocolate caliente.
Costo: $600 MXN

Visítanos en Tlayudona y paga por adelantado en efectivo para recibir un 10% de descuento.
Niñxs de más de 8 años son bienvenidos para participar juntxs con sus madres/padres.
Esta experiencia se ofrece en español y será traducido al inglés cuando/si es necesario. Mándanos un mensaje usando nuestro enlace de contacto para informarte sobre nuestras opciones de traducción.
Reservación obligatoria, debe al tamaño del sitio. Máximo 6 participantes, entonces aparta tu lugar con anticipación.
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Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Rito
Address: 708 Porfirio Diaz Oaxaca de Juarez, Oaxaca 68000
Phone: 019512852664

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