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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Turning Metal Replacement Parts into Composite 3D Printed Material The Chocolate Factory runs a network of packaging machines, with the company's daily throughput relying on the smooth operation of a simple, yet crucial, hook-shaped metal part that lifts wrapped bars onto a conveyer belt. A problem occurs when the [...]
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Holiday Movie Advent Day 4: The Ultimate Christmas Present Mrs. Claus (Susan Ruttan) sends two large adult elves, Crumpet (John Salley) and Sparky (Bill Fagerbakke), down to help Santa find the machine. These elves are not like other elves. They're clumsy, bumbling idiots, full of terrible jokes and faulty [...]
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Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory Right now, in the desert just east of Reno, Nevada, Tesla is drilling into recently laid asphalt to install more electric vehicle chargers in the parking lot of the Gigafactory. The company has hired so many new workers in recent years that it needs [...]
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Netflix Is Adapting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Other Roald Dahl Tales Into an Animated Series In an agreement with the Roald Dahl Story Company, the streaming entertainment company purchased the rights to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as well as its sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, which has never been adapted for film. Other [...]
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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...