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Exploring the Art and Science of Chocolate Manufacturing: A Hands-on Course at the Aggie Chocolate Factory

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Aggie Chocolate Factory Teaches Professional Candy Makers The Art and Science of Chocolate Making

Hosting a short course at the Aggie Chocolate Factory in Logan, Utah, several professionals recently gathered to learn about the art and science of chocolate manufacturing. The course, entitled “Why Chocolate Tastes So Good: The Art and Science of Chocolate Manufacturing,” featured expert presenters from the confectionery industry, as well as Utah State University food science Professor Silvana Martini. Participants had the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities to create chocolate.

The attendees of the course were professionals from well-known chocolate companies such as Hershey, Guittard, Wilbur’s of Maine, and Ghirardelli. Hosted by the Professional Manufacturing Confectioners Association (PMCA), the course provided a comprehensive overview of the chocolate production process. This included everything from cocoa bean cultivation and sustainable farming practices to the various processing stages that result in cocoa liquor, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, compound coating, chocolate, and chocolate confections.

Steve Bernet, the Aggie Chocolate Factory Manager, expressed his excitement about hosting a PMCA course at their facility. He emphasized the importance of collaboration with organizations like PMCA and its commitment to educating and supporting members in the confectionery industry. While the Aggie Chocolate Factory creates and sells products, its main focus is on learning and research. The facility’s official name reflects this emphasis on student-focused research and teaching: The Aggie Chocolate Factory Learning and Research Center.

Dr. Martini highlighted the significance of PMCA in advancing knowledge and skills in confectionery professionals. She noted that PMCA has a reputation as a leading trade organization for educating professionals in

By Samantha Nguyen

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