Cocoa POD to CHOCOLATE Bar - How to Make A DIY Bean-to-Chocolate Bar at Home

  • Published on Feb 26, 2019
  • It all started with a mystery box of fruit which lead me down the path of making a bar of #chocolate from a cocoa pod. So here's all the steps including; fermenting, drying, roasting, winnowing, crushing, grinding, conching, tempering, molding, and finally EATING my pod-to-chocolate bar. 😅 Big thanks to my boys, for always being game. 💕
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  • emmymadeinjapan
    emmymadeinjapan  6 months ago +2132

    For all of you that have been waiting, Thank you all for your patience. This one was a doozy...😅 What's your favorite chocolate (bar, candy, dessert, brand, etc.)?

  • ChandyLou lao
    ChandyLou lao Day ago

    The slimey part covering the beans was so sweet i love eating that alot 😍

  • Ronaque Rahman
    Ronaque Rahman 2 days ago

    Soy lecithin is supposed to help achieve a better mouthfeel in chocolate. Loved the sheen, I could just admire the chocolate for hours lol.

  • apex visuals
    apex visuals 4 days ago

    Allot of “that’s what she said moments in this” especially at 2:40🤣 great video btw!

  • arindam teya chakma
    arindam teya chakma 4 days ago

    The most cutest and adorable voice of ur son made my day😁😁😊😊😊😊😊

  • jburtonca
    jburtonca 4 days ago

    It's the same with home made peanut butter. A home food processor can't achieve the same ultra smooth velvety texture that you get with commercially made peanut butter.

  • Susan Scovill
    Susan Scovill 5 days ago

    You absolutely amaze me Emmy! Love all your vids.

  • Xsyven
    Xsyven 6 days ago

    What a BEAUTIFUL temper!

  • White Alliance
    White Alliance 7 days ago

    Did you get a facial or something you look rested in this episode

  • White Alliance
    White Alliance 7 days ago

    I know how to temper chocolate and i didnt know all this. Emmy does her thing! Love it

  • エレナ ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

    That burp was unnecessary tho...

  • Lexi Lilith
    Lexi Lilith 8 days ago

    "...this cocoa bean is hard" 😍😂 that is the cutest voice ever hahaha

  • PanaRican Princess
    PanaRican Princess 11 days ago

    I wonder how it would’ve turned out if you used a finer sugar? Would that ruin it?

  • Yhyn Lawian
    Yhyn Lawian 12 days ago

    If it was me, i would surely eat those slimey thing u said and after that I'd ferment. It... I mean those slimey thing you've said is so delish!!

  • Atticus Graye
    Atticus Graye 12 days ago

    Take a shot everytime the word chocolate is said

  • Free Scotland
    Free Scotland 12 days ago +1

    I eat 95% cocoa bars, love minimal sweetness in chocolate.

  • Lantanana
    Lantanana 13 days ago

    I started this video, then paused it so I could watch the video where you opened the cacao pod. Then I paused that video, so I could watch the video where you received the pod.... hahaha. I will return as soon as I am up to date.

  • Aubrey Arias
    Aubrey Arias 14 days ago

    Pro * burps
    Process * looks both ways

  • Mimi
    Mimi 15 days ago

    You’re son sounds sooo adorable!! 🥰

  • Black Hawk
    Black Hawk 15 days ago

    I think the reason why it didn't snap is because most American chocolate has some kind of wax or paraffin in it.

  • Buddy Tweed
    Buddy Tweed 15 days ago

    Love this girl!!!!!!

  • Kendyll Pavel
    Kendyll Pavel 15 days ago

    Emmy and Claire from BA Test Kitchen need a collab, also imagine how Cris would love Emmy’s chocolate tempering😂😂😂

  • Bmolikeme
    Bmolikeme 16 days ago +3

    That chocolate bar was so gorgeous!! I loved the shine. I was so disappointed it wasn't as perfect as Emmy wanted.

  • BoBs or VAGANA
    BoBs or VAGANA 16 days ago +1

    Claire from B.A's kitchen needs one of those tempering machines

  • Jessica Enriquez
    Jessica Enriquez 16 days ago

    Your son speaking in the video had me with tears welling in my eyes what a precious boy

  • PhylyBud Mama
    PhylyBud Mama 16 days ago

    I just love your videos your excitement is contagious, but the thing I love and appreciate the absolute most is you use no ugly language. Thank you Emmy please never change.

  • zoranhome
    zoranhome 17 days ago

    I never watched your videos before, i don't even cook, but your pronunciation, color of your voice and your enthusiasm make the most soothing sound i have ever heard.

  • Marjorie Johnson
    Marjorie Johnson 17 days ago

    I wonder if superfine sugar would have made a difference. Loved this experiment.

  • StarSong’s Spirit
    StarSong’s Spirit 17 days ago +1

    *eating chocolate while watching this*

  • Robert Bailey 369
    Robert Bailey 369 18 days ago +1


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    Sofia Formaro 18 days ago +1


  • Mia Cruz
    Mia Cruz 18 days ago

    What part of new england do you live in..i live in new hampshire

    DIVINITY 18 days ago +1

    3:00 look at his precious little hands 😭

  • minoshi
    minoshi 18 days ago

    Sweet! 🙌🏽

  • Basic Pigeon
    Basic Pigeon 18 days ago

    I don't care about cacao beans anymore, your son is the most precious and sweet bean I've ever seen!

  • Username 606
    Username 606 18 days ago

    You can literally eat the white slime like things. My aunt owns a cacao farm and she lets me and my cousins to harvest the cocoa pods. We get to eat the white slime-like things and then we'll give her the beans which she will then sell off to those who make chocolate.

  • Dylan Gregness
    Dylan Gregness 19 days ago

    I rather buy 1$ chocolate thx tho

  • Ethan Swift
    Ethan Swift 19 days ago

    What an amazing video!

  • belle joy
    belle joy 19 days ago +1

    @11:42 SHE'S ADORABLE 😭 Cacao truly is the fruit of your efforts

  • Nick Nick
    Nick Nick 19 days ago

    This is so hard and complicated

    WAFFEN COLLIDER 19 days ago

    You are adorable. 😅

  • Lyric Skyes
    Lyric Skyes 20 days ago

    This is the hardest way to temper chocolate. A lot of people just throw some seed chocolate in there. But I don't think you can do that with making it from scratch 😂

  • Matthew Leach
    Matthew Leach 20 days ago

    Her kids so cute!!

  • nagwagi2000
    nagwagi2000 20 days ago

    Now I'm interested to see how you make your own cocoa butter!!!

  • nagwagi2000
    nagwagi2000 20 days ago

    Brilliant! Thank you for proving that chocolate bar making isn't rocket science! Did you strain the chocolate at any point? Great effort!

  • Crisanna Sutphin
    Crisanna Sutphin 20 days ago

    Go to 9:34.
    You’re welcome.

  • Addie Emily
    Addie Emily 21 day ago

    I made chocolate like this in El Salvador we let the beans sit in layers of sugar and cinnamon for a couple hours before grinding and just added water when grinding. We added it to coffee and it was so good🙌🏻🙌🏻

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 22 days ago

    This guy's wife was having a baby when something went wrong. They kicked him out of the delivery room and went to work on his wife.
    An hour later the doctor came out, handed him the baby and said, "The baby is healthy, but I'm sorry to say, your wife didn't make it."
    The guy hands the baby back and says, "Please bring me the one my wife made."

  • winter
    winter 22 days ago

    Have you heard of modica's chocolate? Maybe the process is simpler

  • Amy The 4
    Amy The 4 22 days ago

    He’s so .... adorable !!!! I literally crying

  • slim shady
    slim shady 22 days ago


  • Edllene Michelle Aunzo

    Here in the philippines, when i was younger, our grandma would let us chew on the white flesh and spit out the beans, which will then be processed manually. Its really good actually. Made up my childhood hahaha

  • Sha Wing
    Sha Wing 22 days ago

    9:20 10:56 11:31 what the cocoa were those? Lmao

    KENNY TRIES IT 22 days ago

    9:33 whe your doing a speech at school but suddenly this happened

  • nutty benz
    nutty benz 23 days ago

    This is soo satisfying that I am also happy for her to achieve such 💕

  • Renzo Rahim
    Renzo Rahim 23 days ago

    Just love it

  • xXxArizzillaxXx X
    xXxArizzillaxXx X 23 days ago +1

    Aww her son sounds sweet just like her 💕

  • allaine diapana
    allaine diapana 23 days ago

    I wanna eat that Emmy! It's so pretty and so special!

  • Lolli Akashiya
    Lolli Akashiya 23 days ago

    Your baby is so adult😂😂❤

  • Kaustubi Chahal
    Kaustubi Chahal 24 days ago

    she has kids ????!!!!!