In my ongoing quest to teach the world the true background of chocolate, I took an opportunity while traveling to Latin America to snap some photos of the real word, cacao, in play. Here we have further evidence that the origin of chocolate is indeed cacao -- history has also proven that cacao was first linked to Latin America in the 1500's and is said to have been discovered by Cortez or Columbus.
When traveling in the main cacao producing regions of Latin America, it is not difficult to find a cacao sign along the way. Yes, it's true a 'cocoa bean' and 'cacao bean' are the same thing, but cacao is the real word. Through time, the word, 'cacao' was english-sized into 'cocoa.' sweetriot is committed to teaching the world about the background of chocolate and giving individuals access to cacao directly before it is processed away into a chocolate bar.
I love these cacao signs - living proof of all of the cacao in action down South!