Welcome to the Thank The Mayans for Chocolate Giveaway! To celebrate the release of Jungle Crossing, I'm giving away my favorite chocolates, a signed book, and bobble-head turtles (because they're just too cute).
This week's selection comes from The Chocolate Bar in downtown Boise, Idaho (here I am buying you chocolate!). The lovely chocolatiers have selected a box of hand-crafted customer favorites just for you. I'm also including a bag of chocolate bark from Dream Chocolate. And you thought Idaho was just famous for potatoes!
Chocolate tidbit: The ancient Mayans and Aztecs used cocoa beans like coins, trading them for marketplace goods. But you had to watch out for counterfeit beans--some folks tried to cheat by hollowing out cocoa beans and filling them with dirt.
To enter the contest make a comment at www.mybignose.blogspot.com & tell me about your favorite chocolate. This week's contest ends on September 28, 2009. Good luck!