We have been lucky (really???) to actually try what hot chocolate tasted like when the Aztecs invented it. It tasted nothing like the hot chocolate we know! First we had to gather some spices (cinnamon sticks, cardamom seeds, vanilla pods, stars anise and pepper corns (yes pepper, you read well!). We ground them into a powder. It was not easy as both the cinnamon and star anise are hard to crush.
We then mixed the spices with hot water and cocoa powder. We should have used cocoa beans and crushed them too but we couldn't find any.
What do you think it tasted like? Want to know? Well look at our faces after we drank some of it.
Finally we also carved sacrificial knives. We used cuttlefish bones that Mr Michael found on the beach. They are very soft and break easily so we used scrap paper to design our knives first. We then applied the paper on the bone and carefully traced the patterns with carving knives and skewers.