Brad Makes Chocolate in Ecuador: Part 1 | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • 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 • 2 785

  • Marissa k
    Marissa k  8 hours back

    Omg! thank you because I love chocolate. I appreciate it more.

    • Steven Nguyen
      Steven Nguyen  13 hours back

      6:38 - penguin...

      • Rob
        Rob  2 days back

        Best I ever tasted in Ecuador! Chevre!

        • Quốc Anh Ngô
          Quốc Anh Ngô  2 days back

          Who is Vinny? Btw

          • Jillian Harris
            Jillian Harris  4 days back

            The soft "oh good God" when he sees Toby Fluffy makes this 1000x times better

            • phonethatmello
              phonethatmello  4 days back

              Does Brad speak Spanish or did they edit out an exchange with a translator?

              • Serena Light-Mor
                Serena Light-Mor  4 days back

                God has blessed you with an awesome career, I love that you travel and show different cultures. 😊

                • ESPURRFECT
                  ESPURRFECT  5 days back


                  • thomas knox
                    thomas knox  7 days back

                    2:50 her patience decreased as her frown grew xD

                    • Lazy_laplante
                      Lazy_laplante  1 weeks back

                      "and a man on a horse"

                      • Greg Araujo
                        Greg Araujo  1 weeks back

                        Did anyone else do a rewind for the little dog

                        • Lenny
                          Lenny  1 weeks back

                          The last clip all the way at the end was the best thing, it made my day 😂

                          • Lenny
                            Lenny  1 weeks back

                            "Vamos a dar un paseo burrito" best part of this video.

                            • Lenny
                              Lenny  1 weeks back

                              Dunia's face at the beginning being nice on waiting

                              • chefmarcg
                                chefmarcg  1 weeks back

                                he says vinny too much. youre never supposed to talk to the camera man...its unprofessional

                                • Carissa Perez
                                  Carissa Perez  2 weeks back

                                  “These are our buddies” *flicks bee off shoulder and it falls*

                                  • Cristian Maierean
                                    Cristian Maierean  2 weeks back

                                    6:41 theres a giant bug in the beans

                                    • Bellsinhell
                                      Bellsinhell  2 weeks back

                                      The pig part LMAOOOOOO dead

                                      • Cristian
                                        Cristian  2 weeks back

                                        Where are the child laborers?

                                        • Sydney P
                                          Sydney P  2 weeks back

                                          Which my name was Vincent :-(

                                          • Ellena Marshall
                                            Ellena Marshall  3 weeks back

                                            I wonder if he tried the bean in its “alien egg” form. That white goopy stuff on the outside tastes really sweet and tropical 👌

                                            • Nicholas Holmes
                                              Nicholas Holmes  3 weeks back

                                              Man I sure do love me some “chawklit”.

                                              • Julian Fields
                                                Julian Fields  3 weeks back

                                                how does vinny not laugh

                                                • Zachary Ma
                                                  Zachary Ma  4 weeks back

                                                  there was a beetle in the cocoa beans

                                                  • nobodyhome10108
                                                    nobodyhome10108  4 weeks back

                                                    looks like the garden of eden

                                                    • Marty 0o0
                                                      Marty 0o0  4 weeks back

                                                      I try but I died at "chocolate seeds" at 4:12

                                                      • Tafnusyifa Putri
                                                        Tafnusyifa Putri  4 weeks back

                                                        the kid and the puppy is so cuteeeeee

                                                        • SCUBAskiTV
                                                          SCUBAskiTV  4 weeks back

                                                          Anyone else on a "Its alive" binge right now?

                                                          • Chairicks
                                                            Chairicks  4 weeks back

                                                            Dunia looked like she wanted to die

                                                            • Skybird
                                                              Skybird  4 weeks back

                                                              Why isn't the actual fruit of cocoa popular, it tastes like watermelon and is sooo good

                                                              • AYO pokebucks
                                                                AYO pokebucks  4 weeks back

                                                                I will forever call them chocolate seeds 😂😂

                                                                • Duncan Urquhart
                                                                  Duncan Urquhart  4 weeks back

                                                                  3:44 :'o

                                                                  • María Isabel
                                                                    María Isabel  4 weeks back

                                                                    Chocolate seeds

                                                                    • bronagh
                                                                      bronagh  4 weeks back

                                                                      give the people what they want...a 3hr video of brad and toby

                                                                      • Notti
                                                                        Notti  4 weeks back

                                                                        Im not gonna Lie i dont like Dogs but that dog oh my god

                                                                        • Amelia Baird
                                                                          Amelia Baird  4 weeks back

                                                                          We need one where Brad goes to Africa to do an episode or two on Kola nuts

                                                                          • AKM
                                                                            AKM  1 months back

                                                                            i want to find a guy like him on my continent

                                                                            • Cj024
                                                                              Cj024  1 months back

                                                                              Who knew brad spoke Spanish soo well

                                                                              • Berra Saral
                                                                                Berra Saral  1 months back


                                                                                • Miss meowie kat
                                                                                  Miss meowie kat  1 months back

                                                                                  The editing with the machete footage was comedy gold

                                                                                  • guacgorrilla
                                                                                    guacgorrilla  1 months back

                                                                                    cmon vinny

                                                                                    • lubna s
                                                                                      lubna s  1 months back

                                                                                      The name dunia means the world in my language

                                                                                      • Kesslyn Chen
                                                                                        Kesslyn Chen  1 months back

                                                                                        Brad Leone has a BL tattoo lol

                                                                                        • victoria natalini
                                                                                          victoria natalini  1 months back

                                                                                          Spanish is my first language why do i read the subtitles wth

                                                                                          • Delaney Sall
                                                                                            Delaney Sall  1 months back

                                                                                            when brad says "vinny come on up here babe" i lost itttttt

                                                                                            • sydney merryman
                                                                                              sydney merryman  1 months back

                                                                                              brad in any video: mentions science
                                                                                              the editor(s): puts a cut out of bill nye’s face over his

                                                                                              • Gaby Flores
                                                                                                Gaby Flores  1 months back

                                                                                                I would love to be as charismatic as Brad

                                                                                                • Brennan Wieda
                                                                                                  Brennan Wieda  1 months back