The word chocolate comes from Mexico’s Aztecs and is derived from the Nahuatl word xocolatl which combines xocolli, meaning bitter and atl, which means water.

The USA’s National Confectioners Association created National Chocolate Day, celebrated on October 28.

In Henderson, Nevada, Ethel M Chocolate celebrates the grand reopening of its chocolate factory. The venue is not a secret but not as well known as it should be. Family-friendly, self-guided factory tours and chocolate and a lovely cactus garden. It ticks all the boxes.

Keep an eye on the Twitter account for details: @EthelMChocolate

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