LIVE from Sicily! | Hmmm… Which flavor of Modica chocolate from Dolceria Bonajuto should I purchase to bring home? I decided on cardamon and cinnamon: two very Sicilian spices. | Enchanting Sicily tour, Day 5.
Modica Chocolate: Enchanting Sicily, Day 5
Since 1880, Modica’s Antica Dolceria Bonajuto has prepared chocolate after a process the Spanish brought to Sicily from the Aztecs. Based on “xocoatl,” an ancient form of cocoa drink, today’s dark delacacy is produced by hand throughout the Baroque city’s competing sweet shops. I am going to be in Modica in a couple of weeks,…
Sicily’s Chocolate of Modica
Chocolate lovers, Sicily has not forgotten you! You may know that chocolate came from the Aztecs, a great civilization that dominated what is modern-day Mexico for centuries before the end of 15th century. When the Spanish colonized Latin America, they brought the cocoa bean and an ancient form of chocolate (called Xocoatl) back to Europe….