Find Out How Your Favorite Chocolate Is Produced


Chocolate is god’s gift to the human race. Imagine what life would be like if you are at your lowest and chocolate is not there to pick you up. Or even if you just want that heavenly taste of melt-in-your-tongue goodness and there’s no such thing as chocolate; that is a nightmare.

 

Since chocolate is welcome to almost everyone’s taste buds, many entrepreneurs have resorted to producing it for business. However, have you ever wondered how large chocolate factories or businesses have been producing a large quantity of chocolate? If you are a curious consumer or an interested entrepreneur, read further to know more about the mass production of this sumptuous and all-time favorite dessert:

 

Step 1: ROASTING OF THE COCOA BEANS

Chocolate is made out of harvested cocoa beans. Factories begin the process by roasting large amount of cocoa beans to help develop the flavor the consumers prefer in a bar of chocolate. In this process, cocoa shells are removed. The very fruits of the cocoa after the shelling will then be processed so they could be sorted according to size. This process is most commonly known as “winnowing”.

 

Step 2: CRUSHING OF THE COCOA NIBS

After the winnowing process, the cocoa nibs will be ground through a large grinding machine. This process will produce the so-called “cocoa liquor” which is then mixed with other ingredients such as sugar and cocoa butter. Other ingredients may also be added depending on the manufacturer’s branding or preference.

 

Step 3: MOLDING THE CHOCOLATE

Once all the ingredients have been incorporated, the chocolate will be then be molded. This is the final step in the overall procedure in chocolate production. In addition, it is also in this process that the chocolates are packaged and distributed to the market.

 

The mass production of chocolates is a very interesting process. As a matter of fact, it is quite a meticulous process too since the ingredients must be well-proportioned to ensure the quality and taste of the chocolate. Manufacturers use measuring equipment to meet this requirement and to produce what we all know as one of the best desserts: the well-loved chocolate.

Wondering what you can do and enjoy in Kota Kinabalu? Here are the top 3 ideas

fe0465dc-930c-4a55-a20b-119ba794f81e_thumb[4]Kota Kinabalu is not just as exciting and mysterious as its name sounds, but this humble Malaysian locality will indeed leave you smitten once you get to know more of it. This Asian destination, abounding with preserved natural beauty, hospitality, and delicious culinary heritage, is growing more and more popular with tourists, both from neighboring countries and even Western territories. Truly, the state capital of Sabah is nature’s sanctuary where one can relax, reflect, and revitalize.

 

Here’s the top-of-the-mind list of things to do in Sabah, Kota Kinabalu:

 

  1. Hike atop the majestic Mount Kinabalu

If climbing mountains is not on your bucket list, then you may want to reconsider. Exploring on a trek on this famous mountain, which is actually described as the highest climber-friendly mountain in Southeast Asia will make you change your mind. Feel your prowess and determination to be all worth it as you revel in the breathtaking sight on top with the “City below the clouds” on your feet.

 

  1. Wander in KK’s pristine beaches and underwater sights

Beaches are always included on a tourist’s go-to list, even more so if they are unspoiled and truly astounding. Tanjung Aru Beach and the Police Beach are just two of the most popular seaside destinations in Kota Kinabalu where one can enjoy basking in the sun, trying different water sports, and also exploring in amazing underwater adventures such as snorkeling and diving.

 

  1. Don’t forget to indulge in traditional food in Kota Kinabalu

With its broad spectrum of delectable native culinary traditions, being a fusion of Malay, Cantonese, Japanese, and even Western influences, you are sure to fill your hearts out with delicious and impressive local dishes. When in Kota Kinabalu, it is a must to devour and enjoy popular staples such as the laksa (spicy noodle soup), satay, kon lau mee (dark sauce dry stirred noodle), and tom yam soup paired with tom yam seafood noodles. Of course, enjoy the teh tarik (pulled tea) along with these ethnic servings.

 

Kota Kinabalu’s carte du jour does not just include these three things, but it definitely has more exciting attractions to offer. So, if you’re looking for that wonderful yet practical destination in Asia, Kota Kinabalu promises to be a place that will make you want to come back again.

Producing Food in Malaysia? Here’s The One Thing You Need to Measure Carefully

TPeople love to produce various types of food in Malaysia.  And the food is often really great, tasty, high quality and even quite nutritious, which offers a lot of good ingredients and health benefits to those who consume it.  But the truth is that there can be occurrences of food borne illnesses if preventative measures are not taken to make sure that food is prepared properly.

You don’t want to become ill yourself by different types of food borne illnesses when you consume food. And it is ultimately true that you definitely do not want other people to become ill if you prepare various kinds of food for them to consume. The fact is, if people do become ill because you did not take the  preventative measures in preparing food up to safety standards for consumption, you will lose customers and will be legally liable for their illness or death if that results.

So to protect you in consuming food prepared in Malaysia or for selling to customers who will consume your food which you have prepared for them, we share some tips to prevent food borne illnesses.1

  1. Think about food safety every step of the way.

This means that you must think about food safety when you buy the food you are to prepare. It is to be sold by someone who is reputable. It is to be sold by someone who has the proper legal documentation to be selling food products in the first place, whether they are cooked at home by you, cooked by you as a restaurant owner, or if you resell food products for others to consume or to prepare at restaurants, etc.2

  1. Be sure that meat and eggs are cared for properly.

Be sure that meat and eggs are not sitting long periods of time in direct sunlight. This will produce terrible food illnesses potentially that could even lead to death if the meat is contaminated and consumed.  Therefore, all meat and eggs should always be properly refrigerated at the point of sale and when stored before using them to prepare food for yourself and your family or if you prepare food for others to consume commercially.3

  1. Accurate food temperature measurement is necessary for meat.

When cooking meat to consume for yourself, it is absolutely required of you to exercise the most  accurate care in measuring the temperature of the meat to make sure that the meat is safe for consumption. Follow the guidelines in cookbooks for various types of meats or follow any legal guidelines that have been provided to you if you prepare food commercially for consumer consumption, such as producing foods at restaurants or at factories.

Taking care to implement accurate food temperature measurement will ensure that all meat products are safe, whether they are consumed at home, whether they are consumed at a restaurant by your patrons or whether they are consumed in the form of canned meat products from your factory.  Proper meat temperatures ensure good health and happy eating for all.