My daughter and I took a trip recently to Moscow, Idaho. And when you say it, say it like this: MoscOH, IdaHO. It's where she intends to spend her college years. And while we were there we inevitably ended up at Bucer's: the coffeehouse to best all other coffeehouses.
|The remnants of my Mexican Mocha at Bucer's.|
As a kid, I remember my dad buying a special kind of chocolate called Ibarra. It came in this great yellow and red hexagonal shaped box. We'd get giddy as he unwrapped one layer and used a huge knife to cut each of us a single triangle of chocolate. Oh how we savored that wonderful little wedge. Apparently, Nestle now makes a similar kind of chocolate called Abuelita (Grandma). Inside the box are discs of Mexican chocolate. I'm not sure what it is about this chocolate that makes me swoon so much, except for the obvious fact that it's... chocolate. It's not creamy... actually, it's quite grainy and slightly bitter, with hints of cinnamon lingering on the pallet.