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  • Published: 02 February 2018
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back for episode 23 of “It’s Alive,” and this time he’s learning how to make chocolate. (Fermentation plays a key role in the chocolate making process!) Brad travels with Guittard Chocolate to visit a cacao farm in Ecuador where he learns how farmers harvest and ferment cacao beans.

    This is the first in a two part series on chocolate. In part two, Brad will visit Guittard’s factory in San Francisco to see how the cacao beans from the farm are turned into finished chocolate products.

    Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself.

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Comments • 2 890

  • Jack The muffin
    Jack The muffin  10 hours back

    I would dip my hand in boiling oil for Toby Goofy.

    • Scott Bradley
      Scott Bradley  22 hours back

      Take a shot everytime he says vinny

      • The Irish
        The Irish  1 days back

        This guy is just a jerk!!

        • Aidan
          Aidan  4 days back

          get the BeAnS out

          • Rusty Shackelford
            Rusty Shackelford  4 days back

            Bill nye is not a scientist stop using him.

            • ace 4160
              ace 4160  4 days back

              I returned to this video just to see Toby goofy again

              • Synese Robinson
                Synese Robinson  5 days back

                “Chawklet”

                • Lauren K
                  Lauren K  7 days back

                  “What are they selling!?!?”
                  Chowklets!!!!!

                  • demelitia
                    demelitia  1 weeks back

                    I get the feeling every day is the best day of Brads life so far.

                    • Alaska Reid
                      Alaska Reid  1 weeks back

                      6:37 there a bird thats black and white

                      • Alex D.
                        Alex D.  1 weeks back

                        Every few months I come back to see Toby Goofy.

                        • Nassir squad
                          Nassir squad  1 weeks back

                          This bloody brad is like an illiterate donkey with no manners shame on him

                          • Zach Crumpton
                            Zach Crumpton  1 weeks back

                            Brad: "Is there a reason you use a solar dryer vs having a mechanical dryer"
                            Jimmy: "Well yeah we are in the middle of the fckn jungle"

                            • Steve W
                              Steve W  2 weeks back

                              Loser

                              • Mark Mc menamin
                                Mark Mc menamin  2 weeks back

                                Ay I'm scrolling ere!! Mind you yaa own business vinny

                                • Joox
                                  Joox  2 weeks back

                                  How quick and deadpan Brad managed to blame Vinny for scaring the butterfly away has me dead

                                  • Angela Mcnabb
                                    Angela Mcnabb  2 weeks back

                                    “Chocolate seeds”

                                    • Northwoods
                                      Northwoods  2 weeks back

                                      3:45 lol

                                      • Daniel Budik
                                        Daniel Budik  2 weeks back

                                        6:39 she thicc 🍑💨💩

                                        • Ramon Egli
                                          Ramon Egli  2 weeks back

                                          Love how Brad calls Vinny "babe" what a relationship

                                          • Hatred
                                            Hatred  2 weeks back

                                            6:13 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

                                            • ArtemisScribe
                                              ArtemisScribe  2 weeks back

                                              Shockingly many cacao farmers have never tasted chocolate because it's too expensive and they don't earn enough.

                                              • Ryan Linskey
                                                Ryan Linskey  2 weeks back

                                                dunia's face was like "when will this freaking man just let me show him how to do my job" lmaooo

                                                • Katarina Bell
                                                  Katarina Bell  2 weeks back

                                                  “Donkey donkey donkey donk”

                                                  I would DIE for Jimmy.

                                                  • alex tourlas
                                                    alex tourlas  2 weeks back

                                                    *Chawclate*

                                                    • apatheticAnxiety
                                                      apatheticAnxiety  3 weeks back

                                                      Everyone loves the tiny puppy, but the camera shy donkey is adorable too!

                                                      • David Lemmerman
                                                        David Lemmerman  3 weeks back

                                                        Toby Goofy the smallest boi OMG 💀

                                                        • dinolandra
                                                          dinolandra  3 weeks back

                                                          Chawklit

                                                          • Libby Soto
                                                            Libby Soto  3 weeks back

                                                            "this ain't animal planet Benny."

                                                            • Sofia Miranda
                                                              Sofia Miranda  3 weeks back

                                                              I looked and rewatched this video simply for the puppy

                                                              • Rachita Srivastava
                                                                Rachita Srivastava  4 weeks back

                                                                I would die for Toby Goofy

                                                                • Cheeks828
                                                                  Cheeks828  4 weeks back

                                                                  came here just to see the lil dog

                                                                  • The_Catman
                                                                    The_Catman  4 weeks back

                                                                    "choco seeds"

                                                                    • Eng Xin Jane
                                                                      Eng Xin Jane  1 months back

                                                                      THE SMOLLEST BOII 🥺🥺🥺🥺💖💖💖💖💖💖💖

                                                                      • CRTNB el Romantico
                                                                        CRTNB el Romantico  1 months back

                                                                        arriba los latinos y todo Sudamérica es una riqueza, poreso Estados Unidos le gusta invadir con violencia para comprar barato sus productos

                                                                        • Michelleiscul
                                                                          Michelleiscul  1 months back

                                                                          02:18 "No cocoa pod goes to waste, Vinny."
                                                                          *Bends over to scoop another pod as the one he just puts in falls out of the basket.* 😂😂😂

                                                                          • indiekiduk
                                                                            indiekiduk  1 months back

                                                                            6:42 is that a giant beetle in there?

                                                                            • ssi1991
                                                                              ssi1991  1 months back

                                                                              “Chalklette”/ “chawklette” 😂
                                                                              Never change Brad! ❤️❤️

                                                                              • Christina Belmares
                                                                                Christina Belmares  1 months back

                                                                                Loved loved loved, <3 soo proud of the culture, beautiful land and people of my hispanic heritage. Thank you Bon Appetit!

                                                                                • Ximena Flores
                                                                                  Ximena Flores  1 months back

                                                                                  Came here just to see Toby Goofy

                                                                                  • Thisdude Ohya
                                                                                    Thisdude Ohya  1 months back

                                                                                    Came here to see a tiny dog. Don't mind me

                                                                                    • Raw Bliss
                                                                                      Raw Bliss  1 months back

                                                                                      That's too bad he never tried the raw fruit white part. So sweet and tasty

                                                                                      • Jah B
                                                                                        Jah B  1 months back

                                                                                        Are we not going to talk about the fact that brad speaks /understands Spanish fluently !! I love it

                                                                                        • Aleaya Worlie
                                                                                          Aleaya Worlie  1 months back

                                                                                          I love Brads reaction to Toby Goofy. "Oh good god...!"
                                                                                          It's so cute lol

                                                                                          • Sis
                                                                                            Sis  1 months back

                                                                                            me: wow! that was the most professional i've ever seen/heard Brad be


                                                                                            2 secs later the outro of the intro starts


                                                                                            me: hm, well

                                                                                            • Mr.Potato 9k
                                                                                              Mr.Potato 9k  1 months back

                                                                                              “Chalk-let”

                                                                                              • Johanna
                                                                                                Johanna  1 months back

                                                                                                Was Jimmy able to watch this video if there aren't any Spanish subtitles

                                                                                                • Cinna Pip
                                                                                                  Cinna Pip  1 months back

                                                                                                  the dogs and the butterfly look like cgi