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Friday, November 23, 2007

A Dutchman Invented Chocolate

Did you know that Coenraad Johannes van Houten invented a hydraulic press to improve the quality of chocolate drink?

Van Houten's press gave him a solid mass which could be ground to powder, from which he made easily soluble, easily digestible and - relatively - easily affordable cocoa.

The press left him with a lot of cocoa butter. It was this by-product which became the basis for the solid chocolate developed some 20 years later by Englishman Joseph Fry, who mixed it back into the cocoa paste.

Thanks to Nutrition and Wellness

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Amazing chocolate facts!Thank you!