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Where Chocolate Comes From

Chocolate is what makes many of our favorite types of candy so delicious. But chocolate comes from what may seem like an unlikely place: yellowish pods of about eight to 14 inches long, which grow from the branches of the tropical cocoa tree. Each of the pods contains 30-50 seeds, from which chocolate is made. Read on to find out how chocolate is made and why you don't always have to feel guilty about enjoying this popular treat.  How the Cocoa Beans Are Prepared Once removed from the pods, the cocoa beans are left to ferment for two to eight days to...