Why did local Indians
call the pots unearthed by the archaeologist in the
nineteen hundreds "chocolateros" ?
linked to cocoa has been resolved thanks to Choco-Story,
the chocolate museum in Bruges.Since the beginning of
the eighteen hundreds, archaeologists were discovering
on certain Central American sites ceramic vases with a
tube on the side, which local Indians called "chocolateros".
why, until our museum acquired the vase pictured below.
It has as you can see a tube on the side, but also a
Hence the conclusion that the tube is not there to pour,
but to blow.
Blow air into the cocoa drink to create foam, which was
the part most liked by the Mayans.
The mystery of the "chocolateros" was resolved.
But what is
still not, is why these vases were used in the beginning
and that at a later stage Mayans used to pour from one
vessel into another to create foam.