Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Chocolate Science Overview

  • 2

    Chocolate History

    • A Brief History of Chocolate

  • 3

    Chocolate Ingredient Science

    • Cocoa

    • Fat Science - Lipids

    • Cocoa Butter

    • Cocoa vs. Cacao: Huh?

    • Chocolate Liquor: am I going to get drunk?

    • White Sugar - specifically, sucrose. Where does it come from?

    • Lecithin - what it is and what it's doing in your food

    • Natural Flavors, Artificial Flavors, Natural and Artificial Flavors: what's the difference, and why are they labeled the way they are?

  • 4

    Chocolate Process Science

    • Fermentation Basics - it's not just for Beer!

    • Cacao Bean Fermentation

    • Conching

    • Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet, White...What's Going On Here?!

    • Chocolate: Putting It All Together

  • 5

    Bonus Section - Making Chocolate At Home

    • Chocolate Melting Temperature Experiment

    • Making Chocolate Bars at Home using Cacao Nibs

    • Making Chocolate Bars at Home Using Cocoa

    • Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping

    • BONUS: Bloopers!

    • Just a few questions to let me know what you think about this course!