Dari K's Chocolate Making Kit Starts from Scratch with Cocoa Beans

This chocolate making kit from ‘Dari K’ is more labor-intensive and time consuming than just peeling off a candy bar wrapper, but it offers chocolate lovers the unique opportunity to learn about where chocolate really comes from, starting with the cocoa bean.

The chocolate kit comes with instructions, a mold and a bag of cocoa beans from an plantation in Indonesia. Aside from actually harvesting the beans, this is just about the very beginning of the chocolate-making process.

Making chocolate requires washing, roasting, hulling and grinding the beans before being able to melt it. The whole process should take a few hours, but it makes a completely unique gift for someone who really loves their chocolate. Even though it may be a torturous wait until the chocolate is finally ready to eat, the end result will probably be worth it.