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    Default What is this and what to do with it?

    I received this as a thank you gift today, long story. I was told it has magical health powers. I showed it to a couple of city dwelling locals and they think it is Cacao. I don't want to mention what I thought it was. What am I supposed to do with this thing. I doubt I can "legally" bring it back to the states so what to do with it?
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    Yes,it looks like cacao or unrefined chocolate.Is it hard as a rock? What you do is put some milk in a pot to
    simmer and take a grater and grate some of the cacao and mix it with the milk.Add sugar,simmer a bit
    longer and you have got yourself a steaming cup of hot chocolate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    I received this as a thank you gift today, long story. I was told it has magical health powers. I showed it to a couple of city dwelling locals and they think it is Cacao. I don't want to mention what I thought it was. What am I supposed to do with this thing. I doubt I can "legally" bring it back to the states so what to do with it?
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    Hmmm. I suggest returning back to the toilet

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronzeallspice View Post
    Yes,it looks like cacao or unrefined chocolate.Is it hard as a rock? What you do is put some milk in a pot to
    simmer and take a grater and grate some of the cacao and mix it with the milk.Add sugar,simmer a bit
    longer and you have got yourself a steaming cup of hot chocolate!
    I think you are right. One person at my hotel, Dominican, did not know what it was but a second person said it was Cacao.

    When it was given to me the person motioned to grate it and eat/drink it. My Spanish is no where good enough to understand anything she said.

    Yes, it is hard as a rock. Much too hard to be dried up donkey dong.

    How long can I keep this and it still be good to make hot chocolate as you mentioned?

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    You will have no problems taking it with you to the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronzeallspice View Post
    You will have no problems taking it with you to the states.
    thanks, so how long will it last. for me it was another lesson in life. it is not the gift but the thought behind the gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronzeallspice View Post
    You will have no problems taking it with you to the states.

    You don't know what's inside of that......

    I'd like to see the look on your face...(bigbird) when customs X-rays it, and it's filled with (fill in blank).....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rice&beans View Post
    You don't know what's inside of that......

    I'd like to see the look on your face...(bigbird) when customs X-rays it, and it's filled with (fill in blank).....
    nah, don't think so. this was given to me by a grandma in the barrio/campo as a way of saying thanks. a part of it is split and nothing but deep dark brown color all the way through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    nah, don't think so. this was given to me by a grandma in the barrio/campo as a way of saying thanks.
    Ok......good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbird View Post
    thanks, so how long will it last. for me it was another lesson in life. it is not the gift but the thought behind the gift.
    I used to store mine in the fridge for months.My father used to bring me some when I lived in the states.It lasts
    a long time.It will still be good from here to december.

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