When I asked Arcelia Gallardo for her inspiration in starting Casa de Chocolates her answer was:
"My inspiration is to tell the true story of chocolate though chocolate itself; although we know the word cacao comes from the Olmec and that the Maya used cacao as currency, the Aztecs left us proof that cacao was actually consumed in the form of a drink."
Looking for a gift to be remembered, the Aztec Calendar, 3 pounds worth of chocolate by Casa de Chocolates will leave a mark.
"The Aztec Calendar represents the Aztec’s concept of the universe; it consists of an agricultural calendar cycle and a sacred calendar cycle which taught the Aztecs how to maintain the universe’s delicate equilibrium."
Ingredients are cacao, cocoa butter, sugar and cinnamon
Retails for $70.
Casa de Chocolates is based in Berkeley, California.