As I mentioned above, the cacao bean is covered with a fruity pulp.
"Cocoa and Chocolate" by Arthur W. Knapp
The cocoa-palm and the bamboo, as well as cacao, beans, indigo, silk, and cotton are produced.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Mexicans, at the time of the conquest, used cacao-beans as money.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The best cacao is made from the bean after the husks are removed.
"Breakfast Dainties" by Thomas J. Murrey
On a vine grows the monkey cacao bean, which these animals eagerly devour.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The coarsest mats are used in drying out copra, cacao beans, paddy, and such products.
"Philippine Mats" by Hugo H. Miller
The gathering of the cacao beans requires very little machinery and few laborers.
"Guatemala, the country of the future" by Charles M. Pepper
Anthropologists have discovered cacao residue in pottery unearthed at Chaco Canyon, raising questions about how and when the tropical bean got here, and how our Southwestern ancestors made use of the stuff.
Sounds tough, we know, but luckily co-founder Todd Masonis was there to walk us through Dandelion 's process, from roasting the cacao beans to wrapping the bars, and of course tasting the delicious finished product.
THE ancient belief in the medicinal powers of the cacao bean has been revived at these cafes, which treat chocolate like chicken soup: as a balm for the soul.
The exercise was more practice-makes-perfect than scientific, with a panel performing taste tests until it found wines to match five chocolates , which SOMA makes in Toronto directly from the cacao bean.
The Dark Chocolate Truffle Body Scrub is made with Raw Certified Organic Ecuadorian Cacao beans, and can scrub away dull skin while leaving a delicious aroma on the skin.