Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls
Dia de los Muertos is a three day celebration of the lives of loved ones who have passed on. Ofrendas are family altars meant to welcome spirits back to the realm of the living. They include offerings such as water and hot chocolate, food, family photos, and a candle for each deceased relative.
In early Mayan culture, chocolate played a major role in escorting people during their journey to the world of the dead. Day of the Dead rituals now feature chocolate, food, and beverages placed at graves and at family altars.
These hand-painted chocolate sugar skulls with candied marigolds and cacao nibs are our way of celebrating our history, the history of cacao, and a holiday of chocolate. We layered our Peruvian chocolate with traditional Rosita de Cacao, Oaxacan spices, and Ecuadorian cacao nibs, paying homage to the beginnings of cacao civilization.
Presented in a wooden coffin box handmade locally by a Veteran woodworker, the chocolate sugar skulls sit atop hand-cut chocolate bark, layered with cacao nibs and candied, edible marigolds.
Each sugar skull weighs 2 oz.