What Does It Take To Make Chocolate



Chocolate has been around for many years. This was first used by the Native American civilizations as a refreshment but soon, this was developed into chocolate bars which we all eat today. But what does it take to make chocolate? Here are few things to give you the idea.

First, chocolate is produced from cocoa beans that from the Theobroma cacao tree. In English, this term means “food for the Gods” because of its heavenly taste that the Aztec and Mayan civilizations have enjoyed for years.

These degrees are harvested mainly from the Ghana and the Ivory Coast with some getting their supplies from other countries in South Africa and South America.

The reason why chocolate is abundant is because the pods from these trees are produced all year long. There are three types that each have their own distinctive flavor namely Forastero, Criollo and Trinitario.

Of the three, the most abundant among them is Forastero. Criollo on the other hand is very rare while Trinitario is a hybrid of the two.

Harvesting the pods is usually done by hand with machetes. The farmers have to split open the pods to get to the cocoa beans. Afterwards, they scrape the pulp and beans from inside the pods and left to ferment in baskets from 2 to 8 days.

Fermentation is important because without it, the beans inside would be too bitter to enjoy. After this process, the contents are spread in a single layer to dry usually under direct sunlight before this is packed and shipped to the buyer.

Now you understand what farmers do, it is time to explain what the manufacturers do. Once the beans reach the factory, this is roasted and then transferred to a winnower. This machine removes the shell of the bean and leaves the “nibs” which is what is used to making chocolate. This is then grounded and turned into a rich thick paste now called chocolate liquor.

The liquor then undergoes one more process to remove the cocoa butter which has an end product known as “cocoa presscake” or cocoa powder and here, manufacturers decide what kind of chocolate to make.

If the presscake is of low quality, this will have to be mixed with other ingredients like vegetable fats, sugar and artificial flavoring. If what they have is of good quality, then this will added again to chocolate liquor and other ingredients like milk, sugar and vanilla before this is transferred to a conching machine.

The conching is considered to be the last step in screening the chocolate in order to get its ultimate flavor and texture. The speed, temperature and length of this process has a lot to do with the taste of the chocolate. Also, this helps remove any acidic tones.

This is then tempered into a large machine which pours the chocolate into the mold. Once it is frozen, the bars are then packed and ready to be shipped off to the consumer.

Now that you know what it takes to make chocolate, you can begin to appreciate what you buy whenever you go to the grocery store and buy a few of these as a snack. Some of these are cheap while others are expensive and it all boils down to what kind of cocoa tree was used to make the finished product.





Menu


ARTICLES

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






ARTICLES


You Need To Chop The Chocolate Before You Melt It The first step in making chocolate is to buy the necessary materials and..


Go To School & Learn How To Make Chocolate Learning how to make chocolate is not that different from..


Making Chocolate Cake Making chocolate cake is a pleasure not just for kids..


Using Postcards To Level Up Your Hobby Of Making Chocolate In any business, promotion must be carried off well and good..



Related Videos:

Related News:

 
Few signs of movement as deadline for Iran nuclear agreement nears - Fox News

    

The Nation

Few signs of movement as deadline for Iran nuclear agreement nears
Fox News
Talks between Western diplomats and their Iranian counterparts appeared to be at a stalemate Sunday as the deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement about the fate of Tehran's nuclear program crept closer. The Wall Street Journal, citing a senior ...
Iran nuclear talks going down to the wire Deadline nears for Iran nuclear talksCNN
Iran: Nuclear talks may focus on extension soonWashington Post
Iran nuclear talks: hopes of a deal fadeTelegraph.co.uk
Times of India -Haaretz -Jerusalem Post
all 851 news articles »



Ferguson Prepares for Fallout From Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision - NBCNews.com

    

NBCNews.com

Ferguson Prepares for Fallout From Michael Brown Grand Jury Decision
NBCNews.com
FERGUSON, Mo. — Businesses have boards on their windows. Some schools have cancelled classes in the days prior to the Thanksgiving weekend. Officials have set up layers of emergency plans. And the president has called for calm. The people of ...
Anxious residents of Missouri town await grand jury verdictReuters
Ferguson prepares for grand jury decisionU-T San Diego
Buildings barricaded in Fergusonwwlp.com
STLtoday.com
all 3,851 news articles »