This term has two definitions:

1. a chocolate beverage similar to cocoa, or

2. a semi-soft cinnamon-scented sweet chocolate, also called Oaxaca Chocolate. The cacao beans are ground and Ibarra Chocolatemixed with cinnamon, sugar and almonds and then pressed into tablets or bars. Other varieties may include almonds, nutmeg and clove in a mixture of eggs and cocoa beans. The chocolate is used primarily in making hot beverages. The Ibarra brand is most commonly found, in the form of three-inch round tablets that are packaged in octagon-shaped, cylindrical, bright yellow and red cardboard boxes. You can purchase Mexican chocolate at specialty food stores, international markets or online.

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