Bean-to-Bar: The Process
The majority of chocolate makers buy blocks of pre-made chocolate from bulk suppliers and just re-melt this chocolate to produce their own signature brand.
At Mason & Co, we make all of our chocolate from the bean to the bar in our factory in Auroville.
We are proud of this as we believe it leads to better chocolate in terms of flavour and purity. This process is also very unique… in fact we are India’s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker.
Next we stone grinde the nibs, adding the organic cane sugar. This process cracks the cells of the beans and releases the cacao butter from the beans, turning it into a paste. The chocolate is then moved through and polished by the granite stones which allows the chocolate to aerate and removes any unwanted flavours.