Kids Level 1- History of Chocolate and Drinking Chocolate: An Interactive Experience of 5 Senses
History of Chocolate and Drinking Chocolate
An Interactive Experience of 5 Senses
$45 for 1.5 - 2 hours (Depending on class size)
This kids course is a great introduction to the basics of cacao, drinking chocolate, its history and the chocolate many have come to know today! But we believe chocolate is so much more than candy. Understanding its origins and history can open young minds to the possibilities of cacao and chocolate as well as many other ingredients, foods and treats they know of.
Class Structure & What’s included
Class begins with a guided Rainforest Visualization. Kids get a chance to pass around and see actual cacao pods, beans and nibs to establish a real and physical relationship with the beginnings of where chocolate comes from!
Next, they learn about the history of chocolate beginning with the Mayans, Olmecs and Aztecs, and then the Europeans who developed their own, very different methods of chocolate making and consumption. Kids will get to taste-test the difference between the methods!
Finally, students will learn how to and make their very own hot chocolate using traditional Mesoamerican methods!
Each student will get a specialty hot chocolate package to take home to share their newfound knowledge with family and friends! Additional hot cocoa packets can be purchased at a discounted rate for those who attend the class.