This Is What a Chocolate Plant Looks Like, Really?


Looks like we won’t be DIYing chocolate anytime soon. As this video from How to Make Everything explains, chocolate doesn’t come from heaven—it starts off as the slimy beans inside the fruit of the cacao tree, which looks like it belongs inside a Thanksgiving cornucopia. The beans turn into our favorite sweet treat after a complicated process that involves fermenting, drying, roasting, and, of course, adding sugar. We know, we know, added sugar is one of those bad-for-you buzzwords, but seeing how sugarcane and cacao turn into a perfect chocolate bar is pretty cool.

What do you think?