Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cocoa Fruit

Did you know that Chocolate comes from a fruit?
It does.
Did you know that the outside is really hard?  Like, you have to saw through it?

It is.
A student brought me this fruit from a tree in his yard.  It was good!  There are a bunch of seeds inside.  The fruit is on the outside of the seeds.  You suck on the seeds and then spit it out once the fruit is removed.  Evidently making chocolate is a really intricate process.  First they dry the seeds.  Then roast them and grind them.  And add other stuff too.  That's what the kids tell me, at least.  I don't know who thought up the process.  But they were genius.  Genius, I say.

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