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Making Chocolate from Bean to Bar - A short overview of how chocolate is made from bean to bar. Each step in the process is crucial to entice the best flavor from the bean.


Chocolate Making From Bean to Bar

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Virtual Chocolate Tours & Lesson Plans


Virtual Chocolate Tours & Lesson Plans

Sweet Lessons From Hershey Chocolate! (Yummy!) - Terry L. Brock

Chocolate comes from the tropical cacao tree called Theobroma cacao, which literally translates as "food of the gods".  Cacao beans are found nestled in the tender pith of cocoa pods (fruits), that grow directly from the trunk of its tree like exotic, elongated melons. Each fruit contains 20-50 purple-brown cacao seeds, which takes about 6 months to ripen and must be carefully harvested by hand. Native to Central and South America, cacao is grown everywhere around the equator of the globe…


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