Hot and Steamy in Cedar City, Utah: 8 Places to Celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day
The dreary weather outside means it’s an excellent time to curl up with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.
We’re going to go over a quick history of hot chocolate before going over a few places you can visit in Cedar City to grab a cup of tasty hot chocolate.
According to Hotel Chocolat.com, “In 1500 BC, the Mayans worshipped xocolatl (or bitter water) made with crushed cocoa, cornmeal, and chili pepper.”
“In the 1400s Montezuma II, the Aztec emperor of Mexico stockpiled d cacao from those he conquered. Aztec warriors had drinking chocolate as a regular part of their military rations. Every soldier on campaign received ground cacao pressed into wafers, ready to mix into water.”
Moving over to Europe in the 1700s, “Chocolate became popular in Europe. It spread to France and soon reached London. London had 700 widely popular drinking chocolate houses.”
Here in Cedar City, there are several places to get your hot chocolate fix.
Silver Silo: 777 Cross Hollow Rd
Bristlecone: 67 West Center Street
Perks: 750 South Main Street
The Grind: 19 North Main Street
21 Eleven: 2111 North Main Street
Mixrz: 975 West 200 North
The French Spot: 18 South Main Street
Ganache-d LLC: 33 North Main Street
Celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day on January 31st.