Living in Los Cabos: Tis the Season…. For Chocolate

 

People sometimes ask “Don’t you miss the changing of the seasons?” No, I don’t miss COLD at all! And besides, we have plenty of seasons here in Cabo San Lucas. Obviously we have high season, windy season, turtle season and whale season (we won’t mention hurricane season just yet). And we’ve got Chocolate Season. YUM, one of my favorites. Let me explain.

 

Chocolate was unquestionably the Aztec’s gift to the world. So you would think we’d have mastered it long ago. But sadly, no. To a confirmed chocoholic Mexican chocolate is a giant “why bother?” With the advent of Costco we can now buy American chocolate fairly reliably, but the stores stock chocolate that would appeal to someone who doesn’t really truly appreciate it. It’s very similar to a liquor store next to a university: they are more likely to stock Boone’s Farm wine than a fine vintage. Until Chocolate Season.

 

Food is a huge part of the traditional Mexican Christmas. And with Christmas lasting almost a month we need a lot of it. Starting in early November the stores start bringing out the special holiday merchandise. The stores are so full they’re bursting at the seams with yummy treats we don’t see the rest of the year (at least not here in Cabo). There are dried fruits and spices to make Ponche, delicacies such as pate for the cocktail party spread, wines and liquors, imported cheeses, traditional candies and…. chocolate. French Truffles. Belgian chocolates.  Italian bon-bons. A world of wonderful, top quality chocolate. And some us take full advantage of the opportunity, knowing that after the first week of January treats of this quality will disappear for another year.

 

November to January: party season, high season and most deliciously chocolate season.

 

 

 

 

Carol Billups is Broker/Owner of Cabo Realty Pros. She has enjoyed working with both buyers and sellers for over thirteen years and still thinks hers is the best job on earth. She is also the real estate columnist for Los Cabos Magazine. You can read more of her articles on the website blog www.caborealtypros.com. You can reach her from the U.S. or Canada at 1-760-481-7694, or in Cabo at 044-624-147-7541. You can listen to our 24/7 broadcast on http://www.livecabo.net for a mix of happy music, weather reports and local information.

 

 

 

© 2014 Carol S. Billups

 

 

 

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