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Ecuador Food

You’ve likely heard of chicha – the chew-and-spit alcoholic drink made in Ecuador’s amazon region. Here’s what you need to know about Ecuadorian chicha. In this post, you’ll learn about Ecuadorian chicha – but first, here’s what’s involved in making it. Please remember to keep an open mind. This is an important tradition of a [...]

Have you ever eaten prickly pear (genus opuntia) cactus fruit? I never knew cactus plants produced edible fruit until we moved to Ecuador. The only cactus plants I had ever seen in Canada were in little pots, growing indoors. When researching this post I found out that some prickly pear cactus do grow in Canada, [...]

Imagine our excitement when República del Cacao invited us to taste test their premium chocolate! All of their product is 100% harvested and produced in Ecuador. In this post, we’ll also share the specifics about how to taste chocolate. Needless to say, it wasn’t a hard job. Here’s our video taste test of República del Cacao’s flavored chocolates. República [...]

Mangos are delicious and messy. They are one of the hardest-to-eat fruits for new expats and travelers – especially those of us from non-tropical climates. In this post, you’ll learn how to peel and eat a mango (like a human). I didn’t like mangoes in Canada. They never ripened, were expensive, and they tasted like soap. [...]

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