I am thrilled to say that this wonderful cacao tree has officially been planted in North East Ohio. Painted by a local muralist, you can see that's it's already beloved by tropical birds and even came bearing ripe fruit. The seeds from the cacao fruit, or pods, get fermented and dried on the tropical areas in which they are grown. The seeds then undergo a roasting process and later, mix with vanilla and sugar to eventually become our favorite flavor. This, and other amazing chocolate related facts and exhibits are soon to be unveiled at a fabulous location in Ohio. Stay tuned!
a cacao tree bearing fruit in Ohio?! Congrats!ReplyDelete
Awesome, Beth. I'm sure Quetzlcoatl would be proud.ReplyDelete
Kids like to do something like that!ReplyDelete