Whether it’s as an occasional after-dinner treat or a daily fix, few people can resist chocolate. It dates back to the first century B.C. when the Olmec civilisation from Mexico discovered the addictive qualities of the bean of the kakawa plant. We call it cacao these days, and with our world seemingly becoming more wowserish each day, it’s surprising no one has yet suggested banning it.
Before that happens, you really should visit Kakawa, to see how chocolate should be made. In the back of this small shop you can watch the whole process if you have time, but few people manage to get past the counter, where the little chocolates sit like jewels in the windows of Tiffany’s.