We all know that chocolate is delicious.
But do you know where it comes from? How it is made?
The Cocoa tree
Cacao flowers grow on the trunk or main branches of the tree.
The Cocoa Pod
Then they are the beans are fermented before being dried. The dried beans are crushed into finer and finer particles.
The cocoa nibs are ground to form cocoa mass, which is also known as cocoa liquor or chocolate liquor.
Then it is conched, a special mixing and stirring process that adds air.
This develops the taste and the chocolate becomes velvety smooth.