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Filipino Chocolate & Cacao Culture

People often remark that Filipinos and Mexicans have a lot in common, and this isn’t pure coincidence. From cuisine and Catholicism to a parallel colonial history, these shared traits extend to chocolate. Or rather, a lack thereof. For an audio version of this story, click here. Spanish Colonization of The Philippines The story of chocolate …

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How NOT to Visit a Cacao Plantation

This memory makes me cringe more than most “promposals” do. It’s one of my biggest regrets, actually, which I suppose is an accomplishment of its own. Setting The Scene Ocassionally, I think of the past, and the embarrassing or thoughtful things I’ve done in it. I try to live a life without regrets, but have learned that all …

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