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.

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