From English for Everyone website:
Where does chocolate come from? Believe it or not, it grows on trees (…) but as a cocoa bean. These cocoa beans grow on a cacao tree (…)
To make chocolate, people start by carefully taking the beans out of the pods, still covered in the white pulp, and leaving them in a bucket. (…) Then the beans are left to dry in the sun. Fermenting (…). Then the beans are shipped to a factory to be turned into chocolate. At the factory, beans are roasted in ovens to bring out their flavor. After roasting, the outer covering of the bean is removed. (…)
From this paste, people can either make cocoa powder or the chocolate we buy in stores. To make cocoa powder, the paste is crushed and pressed repeatedly to remove the fat, leaving behind only a dry, ground powder. To make chocolate, people need to add other ingredients to the paste such as milk, sugar, and cocoa butter. (…)
Considering all that must happen to turn a bitter cocoa bean into a chocolate bar, a dollar seems like a small price to pay for such a delicious sweet treat.
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1. How do you make chocolate? Explain the process in a simple way.
2. How do you make cocoa powder? Explain the process in a simple way.
3. Do you like chocolate? What is your favorite type? How often do you eat chocolate?