We go on a tour of the Thorntons chocolate factory. Join us as we look around this chocolate wonderland in the run up to Easter.
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A Valentine's Day visit to a New Jersey chocolate factory When asked what it's like working in a chocolate factory, Production Manager Anthony Corsi replied, “I kind of feel like Willy Wonka sometimes. We just don't have any Oompa Loompas!” Everything's handmade at the family business. It all starts with [...]
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Rotterdam's The Chocolate Factory increases production, cuts costs thanks to 3D printing “With Stratasys additive manufacturing, we can produce customized replacement parts on-demand that can perform just as effectively as the metal machine parts. We can 3D print and deliver production parts to The Chocolate Factory in under a week, which [...]
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Chocolate Facts, Effects & History Next, the beans are taken to the chocolate factory, where they are cleaned and debris is removed. The beans are roasted in large, rotating ovens. The roasting draws out flavor and removes the beans from their hulls. Roasted beans go into a winnowing [...]
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Chocolate-covered cinnamon bears? How an unlikely treat became a Utah obsession. The chocolate version hasn't taken over regular cinnamon bears, as Sweet Candy Co. sells about 4 million pounds of those each year. Sweet Candy Co. doesn't claim to be the first company to make chocolate cinnamon bears, but it is one of the few [...]
CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Fire Department crews responded Tuesday afternoon to a 2-11 alarm fire on the roof of the Blommer Chocolate Company factory in the city's Fulton River District neighborhood.The fire was struck at about 3:30 p.m. and no one was injured, fire officials said. It is the second fire at the chocolate factory in just 11 days.Firefighters were called to the building at about 1:45 p.m. after receiving reports of a fire burning on the roof. Flames and smoke were visible from...
For chocolate lovers, stepping onto the floor of the See's Candies factory in South San Francisco is intoxicating.The scent you whiff when opening those one-pound boxes of chocolate is in the air here, as workers process the 29 million or so pieces of candy that move through this location each year.On a late October morning, the factory was already abuzz with the type of movement that comes with a busy time of year: Thanksgiving and Christmastime. Mixed in with the regular offerings of See's...
Wine-filled chocolates. Chocolate-covered Oreos. Chocolate bars made with clementine olive oil.The list of chocolate goodies you can buy just keeps on going. Everyone knows about the big boys of the candy world (like See’s Candies and Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory). But did you know there are locally owned chocolate makers operating right under our noses in the Fresno area? Some of them make chocolate sold at stores around the country. Many ship nationwide. All of them have something...
Rob Anderson is a geek. So he makes chocolate for other geeks, or, more accurately, "people who really like chocolate and geek out about it."What does he mean by that? If you change one step of the chocolate-making process, you change the taste of the resulting chocolate entirely. And Anderson wants to show you exactly what that means. Fresco Chocolate, his company, roasts beans four different ways and conches (aka aerates and stirs) chocolate four different ways to create totally unique bars...