INSIDE THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Discover the wonderful world of chocolate innovation and how beans become bars
As the lead up to Christmas continues to gather pace, so do the sales figures for our favourite sweet treat. Of course, chocolate isn’t solely a festive indulgence; many holidays, events or simply a long Monday demand the consumption of some chocolaty goodness. This delicious indulgence, however, takes a great deal of effort to produce. Built on the back of tiny beans, the chocolate industry is reliant on arguably one of the most diverse ingredients on Earth. Since its discovery thousands of years ago, our use of chocolate has evolved alongside our manufacturing techniques. Once turned into a bitter drinkable liquid, now our modern-day manufacturing can challenge chocolate’s form and function and even its genetic make-up.