Fort Street Tourism Village Belize City
I have seen Moho Chocolate mentioned on Tripadvisor and other forums as a place to visit while in Belize City. Moho Chocolate is made with organic cacao grown in the Moho River valley in southern Belize. In the store, they explain the chocolate making process. But I feel that they are more about selling chocolate than they are about explaining how it is made.
They sell chocolate bars (a little bigger than Hershey size) for $7 USD. They also have truffles, brownie mix, chocolate scrubs, and other products made with chocolate. I bought a mix to make my own kaluha. Now I need a bottle of vodka to mix with it.
There is a “Make your own chocolate” bar also. You can have up to 3 toppings and you make 3 bars for $20 USD. Some of the topping choices include: coconut, granola, oreo cookies. I did not do this because there were not many toppings to choose and the ones they had did not seem to mix for my tastes.
I did try a sample of ginger dark chocolate. It was very good. I do not know why Belizean chocolate is not more well knowing and popular.
Overall, I like Moho. I do not understand why more people do not know about Belizean chocolate. It tastes good to me. I think it is better than Hersey’s (which I know to true chocolate aficionados that is not saying much). Hopefully the organic chocolate market will grow in the future to allow the farmers to continue supporting their families.
If you want to go and you are staying in Belize, find out when the cruise ships are in port. The Fort Street Tourism Village will be open then. Also, bring ID as they only let tourists into the facility (not for locals).
I visited Belize a long time ago, not as a tourist (Military) but I did not get to visit many places. I would love to go back, especially after reading this.
I recommend Belize for an upcoming vacation. Plane ticket prices are not too outrageous either.
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