Bittersweet chocolate is one of the main things that attracts the customers here at the traditional Kakawa Chocolate House in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The only one of its kind in the nation, Kakawa Chocolate House specializes in Mesoamerican Chocolate. It is similar to hot chocolate but flavored with spices and chili rather than sugar. […]
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The aroma of bittersweet chocolate greeted customers as they walked through the door of the Kakawa Chocolate House in Santa Fe, N.M. The only one of it’s kind in the nation, Kakawa specializes in Mesoamerican Chocolate Elixirs, similar to hot chocolate but flavored with spice and herbs rather than sugar.