For the Love of Chocolate
Chocolate Shop: Distinct Mexican Flavors in a Chocolate Bonbon
If you find yourself spending Valentine’s Day weekend at UNICO 20˚87˚ Hotel Riviera Maya make sure to treat yourself to a variety of chocolate truffles and chocolate bonbons from our SÓOl Chocolate shop. At the chocolate shop you can purchase from a range of Mexican hot chocolate, specialty chocolate bars and so much more, all inspired by distinct Mexican flavors.
Speaking of chocolate, have you ever wondered why chocolate and Valentine’s Day are closely related? According to the Smithsonian Magazine, chocolate was a highly-prized luxury item among Mayan and Aztec upper class elites. Cacao beans were as valuable as gold and were even used to pay taxes. It wasn’t until the 20th century with the creation of “eating chocolates” and Cupid adorned boxes by Richard Cadbury that they became a popular Valentine’s Day gift.
Sweet chocolate gifts for Valentine’s Day continued to flourish with Hershey’s production of the popular tear-dropped shaped “kisses” and the creation of Russell Stover’s Secret Lace Heart chocolate box. These melt-in-your-mouth chocolates with their decorated boxes became an affordable and easily-accessible gift for this holiday.
On your next vacation, stop by the SÓOl Chocolate Shop and take home a memory of your UNICO 20˚87˚ vacation with a delicious box of artisanal chocolates!