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Foodie Friday- Moho Chocolate #Belize #MohoChocolate

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Moho Chocolate

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).

Kara’s Cupcakes – Napa CA

Kara’s cupcakes has locations through San Francisco and Napa. I went to the one located in Oxbow Market place in Napa. You have to pass the cupcakes to get to the real food. But while you are trying to concentrate on whether you want tacos or chicken or beef, you are really thinking about what cupcake you are going to order for dessert. Maybe that is not what happens to you, but that is what happened to me.

I LOVE sweets.

Kara’s Cupcakes has mini and regular sized cupcakes. All of them look so pretty and delectable. The chocolate with chocolate frosting was filled with caramel and topped with sea salt. The cake was moist, soft, but not too crumbly. The creamy caramel mixed well with the chocolate cake and frosting with a tiny bite of saltiness from the sea salt. Mini Perfection and Decadent Delight!!!! I heard singing when I bit into it. And I think I eyes rolled back into my head a little bit while time stood still. Or at least that is the way it seemed.

Once I finished that one, I wanted to save my coconut cupcake for later. Well, the frosting was calling me. I took a little of the cream cheese frosting on the tip of my finger. I did not expect it to be so creamy. This was LITERALLY the best cream cheese frosting I have ever had at from a bakery. Yes I said literally. I meant it.

As you can imagine, the cupcake did not last long.

It is a good thing I do not live closer to Kara’s Cupcakes because I would be so chubby from eating cupcakes every day.