When walking down Calle Mina in Oaxaca, one can´t help but pause and smell the chocolate. Yes, vats of cacao beans, cinnamon, sugar, and almonds are being grounded in quantities enought to make you stop what you are doing and drop in for a sample.
Giant chunks of chocolate sold at the 20 de Noviembre market. No dairy is used in this process and the chocolate is made in house. Some are even sugar free.
The Grinders. Some of which are also used to make mole.
Chocolate chunks to sample, chips & mole, and pan of freshly ground chocolate paste (later used in bars or for making hot chocolate). Chocolates La Soledad, Chocolates Mayordomo and Chocolates Guelaguetza are the three main grind houses.
Chocolate & Agua, the drink of the gods.