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as plants and meat, because that is all that there was around. People grew and hunted their food,
Chocolate is made from cocoa powder, which comes from the cocoa tree’s football shaped, melon-like fruit. Cocoa trees grow best in the tropical environments of Africa and South America under the shade of the rainforest canopy.
We all encounter chocolate in our daily life, and whether we want to admit it or not, chocolate has been a major part of history, and it is still seen today.
When the large pods are harvested, they are picked green. The growers then go through an extensive process to develop the flavor and fragrance characteristic to vanilla. According to the article “Vanilla! It’s Everywhere!” written by Gail Kay Haines, “they [the pods] must be ‘killed’ in hot water, ‘sweated’ in the sun, dried in the shade, and ‘conditioned’ in a closed box until they turn brown”. Furthermore, the overall development of harvesting natural-grown vanilla and selling it to the market may take nearly five years. On the other hand, though, the creation of chocolate does not take nearly as long as vanilla. The article “The Sweet History of Chocolate” written by Christopher Klein stated that in 1828, a Dutch chemist by the name of Coenraad Johannes van Houten had constructed and invented the Cocoa Press which had the ability of creating chocolate efficient and definitely not a lengthy process like the creation of vanilla. To make the creamy ingredient, “the cocoa press could squeeze the fatty cocoa butter from roasted cacao beans, leaving behind a dry cake that could be pulverized into a fine powder that could be mixed with liquids and other ingredients, poured into molds and solidified into edible, easily digestible chocolate” (Klein). The modern way of growing and producing chocolate has made it affordable for everyone, while growing natural vanilla is considerably a much more expensive
Research has proved that humans have been consuming cocoa for over 2600 years from once upon a time being used as currency to becoming serious pirate loot to being the key ingredient along with sugar in producing chocolate today.
a classic Latin American novel that speaks of the injustices of society. Written in monthly installments, the novel follows the lives, losses, and aches of the De la Garza family with an emphasis on young Tita De la Garza. As young Tita’s life events unfold in the changing scene that is the Mexican Revolutionary War, she challenges the family tradition against the tyrant control of her mother in the pursuit of love. Through the use of magic realism as a form of societal commentary, Esquirel depicts a domesticated revolution to demonstrate the battle against tradition and oppression for progress and
When the cocoa beans arrive at the factory they are processed into the cocoa products that can be used in manufacturing chocolate. These include cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and cocoa powder. Most processing occurs away from the countries where cocoa is grown because it is more efficient to process and manufacture the products close to where they will be consumed.. What happens during processing has a direct effect on the flavor and qualities of the resulting chocolate.The taste and texture of a particular chocolate product depends on the each recipie , which remains a guarded secret of the company. Mars uses different types and proportions of cocoa liquor, cocoa butter and other ingredients such as milk and sugar to make their products consistent with the brand.
I entered the word chocolate to European languages via the Spanish language, which spread to the world. I do not know how entered the word Chocolate into Spanish, but the majority of opinions suggest that the word is derived from the language of Nahuatl, which was used in the civilization of the Aztecs, and so the word chocolātl Chokoalatl, which several sources indicate that they can be derived from xocolātl Chokoalatl (ʃokolaːtɬ) , which combines the sense of the word xócoc over, and the sense among ātl water or
Everyone loves chocolate but not everyone knows how it’s made. Chocolate comes from the coco beans witch are mainly grown cote D’ivore. It goes through a process where it gets shipped from the United States and other countries in order to be made a liquidy substance.
For over one hundred years, there has been only one company that has been on top of the candy industry in North America; Hershey. With over 14,000 employees, serving 70 countries worldwide and net sales of $6.6 billon, Hershey has come out on top. The Hershey company began in 1894 by Milton Hershey. The company has over 8 factories, but their main headquarters resides in Pennsylvania. The beloved Hershey milk chocolate bar has been a favorite by many, but would it still be if more people knew how it came to be that? One of chocolates main ingredients is cocoa. Cocoa, or cocoa beans come from tropical areas around the world, but is mostly found on the Ivory Coast in West Africa. Hershey, along with Mars and Nestle are the three major companies that buy their cocoa from West Africa, but with further investigation, it has been known that over 4,400 children work on those cocoa farms that they buy from.
“The Dark Side of Chocolate” is a documentary that explores the underlying issues prevalent in the cocoa trade. For most first world countries chocolate is seen as an accessible treat, however in third world countries, the production of cocoa creates social issues that must be eliminated. Cocoa trade is one of the largest industries in West African countries, but the issues that arise from such trade do more harm than good. The cocoa plantations are trafficking humans to work on their plantations. Furthermore, most instances suggest that these workers do not receive any compensation for their work and most importantly some of these slave laborers are children. Thus, the three issues that the cocoa companies routinely commit in exchange for lower costs are human trafficking, slave labor, and child labor. These companies are aware of such issues but refuse to actively combat them because they are better off financially. It can be argued that these issues can be mitigated through various social, governmental and political policies aimed at combating these problems. The three main issues will be addressed and the various stakeholders affected by these issues will be analyzed. Then this paper will look at the possible solutions to these issues, whereby through government, social or political means.
From the standpoint of the original Hershey milk chocolate bar, Milton Hershey is the original creator of developing an efficient chocolate manufacturing process during the late 1800s. Milton Hershey developed a method to produce chocolate that tasted delicious, could be created in bulk, and sold to consumers at competitively affordable price. This process begins with obtaining ingredients used to create a chocolate base. Though Hershey’s main factory is in Pennsylvania, the cacao bean is the main ingredient used that needs to be imported outside of the United States. The cacao beans from cacao trees only thrive in tropical climates. These trees grow in tropical rain forests of Brazil and Indonesia. Once the trees produce a significant amount of cacao beans, Hershey hires farmers to pick the cacao beans off of trees. When
As stated in the description of the Conche activity: 1.400kg of semisweet chocolate contains 850kg of nibs, in other words, 1kg of semi sweet chocolate 850/1400=0,6071kg of nibs
Chocolate became “a respected scholarly subject” only in recent decades suffering from “puritanical prohibitions” of discussing food or writing about it that were recognized standards of behavior in the Western world. The reviewed book The True History of Chocolate is a valuable addition to what the public knows or, rather, does not know about chocolate, with an interesting historical background that makes an entertaining and useful reading and extends one’s knowledge of things we use daily, sometimes without realizing their long history of evolution and multiple meanings.