"The innovative confections are hand crafted from organic, unpressed and
unheated cacao seeds. Sweet flavors include guava, lemongrass and
ginger. Some savory options: garlic, habanero and tequila with lime.
The preservative free goodies have a shelf life of 30 days."
The bad news is that it appears that all of this is probably just a little too late for Valentine's Day unless you are in Nicaragua yourself. Details on how to buy from our choccy producers here and here.
There is however these guys who might be worth a try if you're not a Nica-dweller, the cost of your purchase also includes a donation to "..help address the issues of poverty and deforestation" in Central America. Trust me, chicks dig that.
"That Nicaraguans withstood intense pressure and re-elected Ortega
demonstrates the absolute failure of U.S. foreign policy to provide a
decent life to even a small country of a few million people -- so what
are the chances the U.S. would be able to do so in a region like the
Middle East? That the Sandinistas remain the single most popular party
in Nicaragua is evidence of the limits of U.S. power, especially when
it is exercised purely in military terms, which is, after all, the
favorite exercise of the neocons. A country as poor as Nicaragua, in a
region long locked into the United States' sphere of influence, bucking
Washington's diktats is an intolerable embarrassment." Professor Greg Gandin in the Ohmy News.
The Time Magazine Cover is from March 31st, 1986. The news items below it is dated yesterday.
The United States told Nicaragua on Feb. 5 to destroy Soviet-era anti-aircraft missiles, setting up its first fight with old Cold War foe President Daniel Ortega since he returned to office last month.
Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla, said on Feb. 2 that Nicaragua should keep its arsenal of more than 1,000 SAM-7 missiles because Washington was giving planes to neighbor Honduras.