Steps to growing chocolate.
- First, a farmer take a machete and slices the pod off the tree, and then he cracks open the pods and extracts the beans
Fermentation of cocoa
The beans are covered in banana leaves in wooden boxes on the groud and are left to rest for 5-8 days.
Drying of cocoa
The cocoa beans are then left out to dry in the sun for a week or 2
farmers the sell the beans to cocoa buyers and then the beans are shipped off to a factory's around the world
Then at the factory the beans are melted and grinded into a thick paste and then are made into chocolate bars/candies
Then the chocolate is sent to stores to be bought by the normal people