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Unleashing the Sweet Secrets of Chocolate: A PMCA Course at the Aggie Chocolate Factory

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Aggie Chocolate Factory Teaches Professional Candy Makers The Art and Science of Chocolate Making

Recently, chocolate connoisseurs gathered in Logan for a short course at the Aggie Chocolate Factory. The course, entitled Why Chocolate Tastes So Good: The Art and Science of Chocolate Manufacturing, featured expert presenters from the confectionery industry as well as Utah State University food science Professor Silvana Martini. Participants had the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities to create their own chocolate creations.

The attendees were professionals from well-known chocolate companies such as Hershey, Guittard, Wilbur’s of Maine, and Ghirardelli. Hosted by the Professional Manufacturing Confectioners Association (PMCA), the course provided a comprehensive overview of the chocolate production process. This included everything from cocoa bean cultivation and sustainable farming practices to the various processing stages that result in cocoa liquor, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, compound coating, chocolate, and chocolate confections.

Steve Bernet, the Aggie Chocolate Factory Manager, expressed his excitement about hosting a PMCA course at their facility. He emphasized the importance of collaboration with the organization and its long-standing commitment to educating and supporting members in the confectionery industry. While the Aggie Chocolate Factory does create and sell products, its main focus is on research and learning. The facility’s official name reflects this emphasis on student-focused research and teaching: The Aggie Chocolate Factory Learning and Research Center.

Dr. Martini highlighted the significance of the PMCA in shaping the future of chocolate manufacturing. She noted its reputation as a leading trade organization for educating professionals and empowering them to create products that bring joy to people through innovation and excellence in craftsmanship. Through their partnership with PMCA, The Aggie Chocolate Factory continues to contribute to advancing knowledge and skills within the confectionery industry while maintaining its commitment to quality ingredients and unique flavors.

Overall, this unique course provided valuable insights into both the technical aspects of chocolate production as well as creative ways for individuals to experiment with different flavors and textures in their own chocolate creations.

By Samantha Nguyen

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