Belize Chocolate Foodie Tours
Cacao Farm & Chocolate Making Tour
Chocolate is not only said to be an aphrodisiac, but also has many healthy properties in its purest organic form - the cacao bean. This bean was valued so much by the ancient Mayan people of the region that it was actually used as currency. Modern-day studies have shown the cacao bean to be nature’s most powerful antioxidant. Cacao is a shade-grown tree which traditionally grows in the tropical rainforest. Here we visit a traditional Mayan cacao farm and see chocolate making in its original form, using the raw cacao bean, with the Mayan family who owns and operates several cacao farms in the country.
The farm owner, has an amazing knowledge of symbiotic relationship of creatures and plants and is regarded as a local legend for companion planting and organic farming. Their family has doing traditional chocolate-making demonstrations to the Cayo District for many years. They seek to protect and promote the Mayan way of life. After your farm tour and chocolate- making demonstration, indulge in real organic chocolate creations including the traditional Mayan drink, enjoyed by only the elite Mayans of the ancient times. It is a seasonal cacao wine made from white pulp found around each fresh cacao bean.