Happy Easter!

Posted by in Misc on April 20 2014 | Leave A Comment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgvZivZUuSE

We’d like to wish a Happy Easter to all our readers! We hope you received (and shared) some suitably amazing chocolate eggs and bunnies!

We thought we’d share this short video we found from the recently released British Pathé archive. It’s a fascinating glimpse into how Easter Eggs were made in 1931. The clip shows roasting, melanging and roll refining of cocoa beans, followed by the hand decoration of the eggs themselves.

We thought it would be interesting to compare it to our own trip to Thorntons a few years ago where we saw Easter Eggs and bunnies being made, amongst other sweet treats.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNXWr5tg6ho

The obvious difference is that the older video shows chocolate being made from the bean, something Thortnons don’t do (all their chocolate is bought in from other manufacturers). That aside, not much has changed in 83 years!

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