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The process of Patric Chocolates bean-to-bar production is not like the Willy Wonka factory many may come to think. The company's artisan approach to chocolate-making begins with, and perhaps the most crucial decision, the cacao bean itself. Imported from Madagascar, the cacao beans at Patric Chocolate are first hand-sorted and laid onto racks.
How to make chocolate in 20 steps. Read "Bean-to-bar manufacturers Patric and Askinosie are putting Missouri on the chocolate map." Photos by Nick Schnelle