Archive for January, 2015

How Chocolate is Made

Have you ever wondered how exactly chocolate is made? Believe it or not, but there is a long process that takes place to turn a bean into chocolate, which then becomes the outer shell of our delicious Mallo Cups and other Boyer Treats. Below is a brief history of how chocolate is made:


  • Chocolate is the result of a complicated refining process that all begins with bean pods from the Theobroma cacao tree.
  • Cacao pods are harvested from the Theobroma tree. Once the pods are collected, they are split open to reveal the cocoa beans inside.
  • Beans are scraped from pods and left to ferment for two to eight days. The fermentation process helps mellow out the flavor and bring out any fruity undertones. Once fermented, beans are left to dry.
  • Once the beans are dry, they are then roasted to bring out the chocolate flavor we all know and love.
  • After roasting, the shells of the beans are removed, revealing the nibs. Cocoa nibs are essentially the essence of the cocoa bean.
  • Nibs are ground into a thick paste, which resembles and becomes the c conventional chocolate we are all accustomed to.

When it comes to the creation of chocolate, there is a lot of careful work that takes place. At Boyer Candy, we’ve taken the beautiful creation of chocolate and combined it with some of the finest flavors around to create a myriad of delicious treats. Next time you bite into a Mallo Cup, remember how long it took to create that delicious chocolate shell.

Make Valentine’s Day Sweeter with Boyer Candy


Each year on February 14th, people around the world exchange cards, gifts, flowers, and most importantly candy with their special Valentine. Named for a Christian martyr, and dating back to the 5th century, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate your love and adoration for those closest to you. It wasn’t until the second half of the 20th century that modern Valentine’s Day traditions began, and Boyer Candy is happy to be part of today’s modern Valentine’s Day traditions.

Don’t forget that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and everybody knows the best Valentine’s Day candy gifts come from Boyer Candy!  From Mallo Cups to delicious treats straight from the Boyer kitchen, we have the best selection of Valentine’s Day candy that is sure to warm the heart and satisfy the sweet tooth of the sweet heart in your life. Make this Valentine’s Day a little sweeter with Boyer Candy.