Minty Sweetness in Southern Utah
I don’t know about you, but I love mint chocolate. Ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate, mints, cookies, I’ll happily take it all. Mint and chocolate, kind of like, peanut butter and jelly, are an excellent pair that have a long history together. We’ll go over that history, and I’ll let you know about some local Cedar City spots to get your mint chocolate fix.
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.”
According to Hotel Chocolat.com, “Mint chocolate as a flavor combination dates to the 16th century. Historians believe Europeans were the first people to put mint and chocolate together after traveling to South America.”
In Cedar City, you can get your mint chocolate fix at these places.
Boomer’s Bloomers & The Candy Factory: 5 North Main
Ganache-d LLC: 33 North Main
The French Spot: 18 S Main
Silver Silo Bakery & Espresso: 777 Cross Hollows Rd
Yummy Tummy Sweets Bakery: 491 S Main
National Chocolate Mint Day is February 19th.