The Videri Chocolate Factory

The Videri Chocolate Factory is a small shop in Raleigh NC which specializes in dark chocolates. All the chocolate is made on site. Here are some photos from a visit.

Cacao pod and raw beans.

The Sorting Room. The beans are divided by size and type.

Winnowing. The cacao seeds are crushed and the hulls are removed.

Grinding. The chocolate is ground into a fine powdery paste.

Tempering. The chocolate paste is heated to improve its texture and consistency.

Molding. The melted chocolate is poured into molds to form particular shapes, then cooled.

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