Cocoa is grown mostly in West Africa but is also cultivated in the Dominican Republic,Grenada and Nicaragua, all located in the same geographical band circling the waist of our planet.

Cocoa is labor intensive to grow and turn into products people will buy, but it gives us chocolate, which tastes good to most everyone and is healthy now, unless you ask your dentist.

This Cacao Museo is located north of the Parque Colon, in Santo Domingo, and it is surprising all the cacao products that are sold here.

Business is slow this afternoon, but reading the health benefits of unprocessed cocoa is going to send me to a health foods store when I get back to New Mexico, right after I get my healthy bottle of rum at the neighborhood liquor store..

My bar of chocolate is done by the time I leave the museo, but I can still taste it when I get back to my guesthouse and find myself wishing I had bought a few more bars for the road.

I’ve never needed a museum to be sold on chocolate.

Chocolate,as ancient Aztecs believed, does keep Doctors away.

Even back in pre- history, people were often afraid of their health care providers.


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