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Here's a visual representation of exactly how cocoa is made from being planted to making its way to the consumer as a manufactured product.
It explains the timeline from planting to harvesting, the fermentation, drying and processing that takes place before its ready to be packed and retailed.
In a time of convenience and the ease of buying most food products high, it's easy to forget the huge process that takes place for a simple bar of chocolate to make it to the local shop.
This infographic does a good job of showing this, click here to explore a larger version.