A chocoteja is that moment where everything stops around you, you can’t hear, you can’t talk, you can’t see – but you certainly can taste.
In South America, Chocolate was always considered the food of the gods. The Mayan indians served coco only to royalty – and the first candy factory came from the Incas.
If you never had a chocoteja, I feel sorry for you. This is one of those food moments that when you taste this candy, the world around stops (at least for me). I discovered the chocotejas at a place called El Sabor De Peru in downtown Miami. I just finished an amazing seafood soup and was looking around on the decor when I spotted them. Immediately I went to counter and asked for one, when I took the first bite I knew I had to have these chocolates at the food tours. People need to know about this, it is my mission (and job) to expose people to the best bites this city has to offer.
So I started offering them at the food tours, in fact, every time we stand looking at one of the most beautiful Art Deco property, I take out the chocolate box (BTY a beautiful box), and I tell them why I choose the chocoteja to be featured in front of that particual property (which there is a link between one of the most famous properties in Ocean Drive and the chocotejas). And I suggest you take my South Beach Food Tour to find all about it =)
If you want to get the chocotejas, which I suggest if you are a chocolate fanatic, find them online Helena Chocotejas
Cheers – Grace