However, growing up in bitter cold winters and sweltering hot summers gave me an appreciation for the land where my family comes from — a land where coconuts grow — Liberia, West Africa. I have lots of borrowed memories about Liberia from my parents and relatives.
Cocoa butter is in chocolate and we eat chocolate, but cocoa butter is cocoa butter. We rub it on our skin to get that royal glow that petroleum jelly just can’t deliver. From a humble seed, the cocoa bean is fermented, dried, roasted, pressed and a whole bunch of other steps that I missed because it’s just too much.