Ages and ages ago, I signed up for the Blog Hub swap on Ravelry. The object was to send at least 7 things so your swapner has something to blog about each day. It was done round robin style and the wonderful Itako had me as his partner. I was excited when I was spoiled on it (sorry!) because he’s from Venezuela. It was really nice to be paired up with a fellow hispano hablante (Hispanic speaker. Latin America is both united and divided by a common tongue!) even though I don’t blog in Spanish.
Anyway, mail between the US and Latin America is notoriously unreliable. Sadly, Luis’ package was lost in transit. I was the only one who didn’t get a package so my wonderful blog friends all chipped in! Yesterday a package from Underground Crafter was at my door step! (I had a blog post ready to go but my camera decided to misbehave. You’ll get two packages today instead of one!)
Package one was labeled “I wanna be anarchy”. I had no idea what that could mean until this little guy popped out and said OI!
I don't know what I want but I know when I'll get it
I’ve had Anarchy in the UK stuck in my head since Saturday. It’s quite annoying actually. Though, I’m a little sad that I don’t remember all of the words.
This morning I woke up and unwrapped another small package. This one says “I’m yummy!” Since I was hungry I figured it would be a consumable of some sort. And I was right!
Click on the chocolate bar to see the website!
Dark chocolate made by Venezuelans, sold in NYC with the company stationed in my home town of Union City NJ! Pretty cool and very delicious. It’s dark chocolate with pecans, hazelnuts and toffee almonds. Did I mention how delicious it is? Because this is the best chocolate I’ve had in a long time.
Did you know the word chocolate in Spanish (it’s spelled the same!) comes from the Nahuatl word, xocolātl, meaning bitter water. Mesoamericans would sometimes drink what was basically chocolate water. Today in Mexico, you can get a similar drink for breakfast! Also, the words aguacate (avocado), abogado (lawyer) and chicle (gum) are from the Nahuatl language. I used to do a mini talk in the Hall of Mexico at the American Museum of Natural History.
Moving on! Many thanks to Underground Crafter, Stitched Together, Voie de Vie, Gracey’s Goodies, Kismet Companion, and Master of a Thousand Things. They’ve all chipped in to help make this an awesome package. And for that, I am deeply humbled. The internet is an amazing place, innit?