Making Chocolate



Ever wonder how chocolate is made? The short story is that these are made from bitter cacao beans and then molded into chocolate bars.

If you were a chocolate company like Hershey’s, you would need a lot of them and to give you an idea how it is made, here is a guide in the production process.

The first thing that needs to be done is to harvest the cacao beans. Large companies buy these from farmers or buy the farm and harvest these themselves.

They then put these in an oven at a temperature between 120 to 163 degrees Celsius, (about 250 to 325 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5 to 35 minutes.

The temperature is gradually lowered to stop roasting them when the beans start to crack.

There are two reasons why cacao beans stay in an oven at varying times.

First is to prevent them from burning.

Second, the cooking time of cacao beans varies depending on the type of bean that is being used.

Since companies produce chocolates in vast quantities, the cacao beans are stored in drums and then rotated over a gas grill. After they are roasted, the beans must be cracked into small bits better known as nibs while those that can’t are removed.

The next step is to grind the nibs into a cacao liqueur. For that, you will need a machine to liquefy this and at the same time separate the remaining husks that were not removed after roasting.

You then conch and refine the chocolate so you are able to give the chocolate its distinct taste. This is what makes Hershey’s chocolates different than for example M&M which can be achieved by using a powerful wet grinder.

You first have to melt the chocolate and the cocoa butter in the over at about 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You should then mix non fat dry milk powder, sugar, lecithin and a vanilla pod for about an hour. This mixture is then poured into a grinder together with some heat to keep the chocolate in liquid form. This should be refined for at least 10 hours but not more than 36 hours.

When it is ready, you then temper the chocolate so it looks shiny and soft enough to easily melt in your hand.

The second to the last part in making chocolate is to mold this into whatever shape or form that you would like. To produce these in vast quantities, chocolate companies but custom made molds. The chocolate is then poured there and after this is cooled, this is then packaged and ready for delivery to stores.

Some companies even sell these in the form of blocks so people can buy them, melt it and mold this to whatever shape they desire.

Making chocolate is easy as long as you have the equipment and all the ingredients needed. It doesn’t matter if this is produced in large volumes or in small quantities because the principle behind it is the same. If you want to learn more about making chocolate, sign up for some classes.


Menu


ARTICLES

Using Postcards To Level Up Your Hobby Of Making Chocolate
Making Chocolate Cake
What Does It Take To Make Chocolate
Making Chocolate Starts By Melting It
Only The Sweet Stuff: Guide For Making Chocolate
Making Chocolate And Ways To Shape It Up
Making Chocolate From Molds
Good Parenting Can Involve Making Chocolate
Making Chocolate Candy That Lasts
You Need To Chop The Chocolate Before You Melt It
How Do Large Companies Make Chocolate
Ways To Promote Your Venture Into Making Chocolate
The Emotional Effects Of Making Chocolate
The Different Processes In Making Chocolate
Making Chocolate Extra Special
Go To School & Learn How To Make Chocolate
Making Chocolate
Making Chocolate And The Right Way To Market Your Biz
Making Chocolate Using Molds
Tools In Making Chocolate
The Benefits Of Making Chocolate
Learn About Making Chocolate? The Advantages Of Online Classes
Tips For Making Chocolate






ARTICLES


Ways To Promote Your Venture Into Making Chocolate Is it your dream to have your own business? What do you want..


Making Chocolate And Ways To Shape It Up Anything that you eat will become more yummy or a delicious..


Making Chocolate And The Right Way To Market Your Biz Most people love eating sweets. This is why chocolates are a booming biz..


Tips For Making Chocolate Making chocolate is challenging. To help you along the..



Related Videos:

Related News:

 
American Father, Son Among Victims in Kabul Hospital Shooting - ABC News

    

ABC News

American Father, Son Among Victims in Kabul Hospital Shooting
ABC News
An Afghan security guard opened fire on a group of doctors at a Kabul, Afghanistan, hospital on Thursday, killing three male American doctors and leaving two other people wounded, officials said. A father and son were among the victims, ABC News has ...
Afghanistan police officer kills 3 Americans at "Cure" hospital in KabulCBS News
Afghan officer kills 3 US doctorsLos Angeles Times
3 Americans Killed in Kabul Hospital AttackVoice of America
Washington Post -CNN -Chicago Tribune
all 246 news articles »



Feds set to propose ban on sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18 - New York Daily News

    

New York Daily News

Feds set to propose ban on sales of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18
New York Daily News
The FDA will move to regulate electronic cigarettes for the first time on Thursday. The same restrictions that apply for cigarettes would also apply for electronic cigarettes, pipe tobacco and cigars. BY Tim O'connor. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Thursday, April 24 ...
FDA announces rules restricting e-cigarettes and cigarsDetroit Free Press
FDA proposes ban on e-cigarette sales to minorsWashington Times
FDA releases proposed e-cigarette regulationsCNN
MedPage Today -Washington Post -NPR (blog)
all 242 news articles »