Chocolate is one of the most popular
sweets in the world.
is made from cocoa beans, which grow on cacao trees. Cacao trees
grow in Africa, Central and South America, and parts of Asia,
where the weather is hot.
Cocoa beans are picked and
left to dry in the sun. The dry beans are shipped to places
where chocolate is made.
dried cocoa beans
| At a factory, the cocoa beans are cleaned
and roasted and the shells are removed. The beans are crushed
and mixed with sugar and condensed milk to make a paste.
The paste passes through rollers to make it smooth, then it is
stirred for at least six hours.
The liquid chocolate is weighed
and poured into moulds. Flavoured centres or nuts and fruit are
added at this stage. The chocolate blocks are cooled, then wrapped
For hundreds of years, people
drank chocolate, but they didn't eat it until the first chocolate
bars were made in Switzerland in 1819. The chocolates were hard
and tasted bitter. So in 1879, Rodolphe Lindt invented a machine
which made smoother milk chocolate that tasted better.
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