(AP) A Kentucky woman says she’s happy to see people make their own homemade chocolate because she doesn’t believe in the factory tradition.
It started when a woman in her 70s asked her husband if she could make chocolate for her birthday.
The couple says they made their own chocolate cake and they made it for their own birthday, too.
They say they love chocolate, but they don’t think chocolate makers are the best people to make it for them.
“We have to take a lot of responsibility, because we make it ourselves,” says the wife, who would only give her first name.
The factory in Beaufort, Kentucky, that makes handmade chocolate for chocolate makers says it makes chocolate only after the process is approved by a certification organization.
The process of making chocolate for the people who make it is overseen by a board of certified chocolate makers and certified cocoa producers.
There are no requirements for making chocolate that doesn’t involve the process of aging, blending, baking and drying.