Chocolate Pots

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Fond memories of when my children were young, no rx was making them hot chocolate, viagra on cold wintery nights. We used Hershey cocoa, mixed it with sugar and milk, stirred over the hot stove. The preparation and the smell, added to the anticipation. Of course we topped it with whipped cream. Remembering, makes me smile. I had forgotten, until the other day when I was cleaning my corner cupboard in the dining room. It holds a collection of pewter, new and old. On the bottom shelf, sits a small pot, what I believe to be a 19th century chocolate pot. For years I thought it was a coffee pot. I bought it a long time ago, when I was in my twenties. It was an odd looking pot to me, and it is much smaller than a coffee or tea pot. It looked like pewter, so I bought it. I wanted to start a collection of pewter, and this was my first piece. It has no strainer inside near the spout, another characteristic of chocolate pots. A few years ago, I read an article about chocolate pots. I saw pictures of them. It was then that I realized, this must be one of those pots.

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Chocolate pots have a long history. The first ones were used by the Mayans in Central America 500 B.C. Europeans started consuming hot chocolate in the 1600′s by boiling ground cocoa seeds with milk or water. By the early 1800′s, cocoa powder was used. At the end of the 19th century, these pots could be purchased to match with silver tea sets. I think this was made to do that. I am glad it’s not pewter, because I think I am going to use it to serve hot chocolate this winter in front of the fire. What fun.

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HAPPY DAY
Carole

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