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 • 3 063

  • Keneth Almeida
    Keneth Almeida  5 hours back

    Mmmm q rico chocolate mi pana

    • Nafeez Nohan
      Nafeez Nohan  9 hours back

      do they extract for some fermented cacao juice?

      • Жизнь в Бангкоке

        The way he says CHOCHLAT

        • Apologies Overdue
          Apologies Overdue  24 hours back

          12:26 “This is the shortest trip this donkey has ever made.”


          • Philippe Cloutier
            Philippe Cloutier  1 days back

            I miss vinny

            • RadicalEdward37
              RadicalEdward37  2 days back

              What is the breed of toby goofy? I'm guessing a mix. I must find out for reasons.

              • Sean Jones
                Sean Jones  2 days back

                Pablo Escobar came back as toby goofy

                • Noam Peleg
                  Noam Peleg  3 days back


                  • Crowtein
                    Crowtein  4 days back

                    That is the coolest little dog I’ve ever seen...I hope he’s living a good life.

                    • Lurita beauty
                      Lurita beauty  4 days back


                      • Michael Alvarez
                        Michael Alvarez  4 days back

                        Make mole!!!!!

                        • Michael Alvarez
                          Michael Alvarez  4 days back

                          Make mole!!!!!!!

                          • Wade Powell
                            Wade Powell  5 days back

                            omg the tiny stray dog

                            • Gabriela Orellana
                              Gabriela Orellana  5 days back

                              Es un perrito! Awww that little puppy and the little boy so adorable!!

                              • King of nothing
                                King of nothing  5 days back

                                6:41 is that a spider or am i seeing Things?

                                • Jacob Acosta
                                  Jacob Acosta  6 days back

                                  Who would’ve thought brad can speak some spanish

                                  • Eargesplitten Loudenboomer

                                    WHAT ARE THEY SELLING!!!!!!

                                    • Arial Black
                                      Arial Black  1 weeks back


                                      • Michelle Orellana
                                        Michelle Orellana  1 weeks back

                                        @ 12:00 when brad points to the dog and says, “Como te llama?” and the subtitles read, “[incorrectly] What’s his name.” I burst out laughing! 🤣 Give your editor a raise. 👏🏼

                                        • TheCookingNerd
                                          TheCookingNerd  1 weeks back

                                          Can’t the little dog be taken by a predator 😭 why is he let loose

                                          • TheCookingNerd
                                            TheCookingNerd  1 weeks back

                                            I hope they are paid a lot

                                            • Johan Hernandez
                                              Johan Hernandez  1 weeks back

                                              What you smelled in the hot beans is what you smell with corn sillage.

                                              • Johnny 0666
                                                Johnny 0666  2 weeks back

                                                I want “the smallest boy” what a good lil guy

                                                • Raven
                                                  Raven  2 weeks back

                                                  The "chocolate seeds" *cacao **beans bit KILLED me. Man I love this show

                                                  • kirstie b
                                                    kirstie b  2 weeks back

                                                    POOR DONKEY

                                                    • tyrenaut
                                                      tyrenaut  2 weeks back


                                                      • Melissa Galvez
                                                        Melissa Galvez  2 weeks back

                                                        Dunia is so unamused lol

                                                        • Sharai Silva
                                                          Sharai Silva  2 weeks back

                                                          The dog just made my day he kind of looked lost jajaja but he is so cute

                                                          • jérémy bossé
                                                            jérémy bossé  2 weeks back

                                                            Forgive me but I didn’t brad to speak Spanish

                                                            • Ginny Last
                                                              Ginny Last  2 weeks back

                                                              3:45 brads giggle is the most wholesome thing ever

                                                              • Blurryink
                                                                Blurryink  2 weeks back

                                                                Video: about chocolate
                                                                Brad: VINNY JIMMY VINNY JIMMY VINNY JIMMY VINNY JIMMY

                                                                • tallulah______halullat
                                                                  tallulah______halullat  2 weeks back

                                                                  No one:

                                                                  My last brain cell 6:13

                                                                  • Vee Dragon
                                                                    Vee Dragon  2 weeks back

                                                                    Love Jimmy and Dunia and Brad's reaction to tiny puppyyyyyy!

                                                                    • stenbak88
                                                                      stenbak88  2 weeks back

                                                                      Dunia reminds me of the Cuban girl at the Bacardi factory Conan talked to

                                                                      • Derp Derp
                                                                        Derp Derp  2 weeks back

                                                                        I'm allergic to chocolate

                                                                        • Jeg liker netflix -
                                                                          Jeg liker netflix -  2 weeks back

                                                                          3:45 the cutest thing in the world!!🥺 and there it is again at 7:16 !!❤️

                                                                          • Marans Candy
                                                                            Marans Candy  2 weeks back


                                                                            • Anna Johnson
                                                                              Anna Johnson  3 weeks back


                                                                              • Gabii Paz
                                                                                Gabii Paz  3 weeks back

                                                                                yo if you ever get a chance to try the pulp that surrounds the cacao beans it’s absolutely delicious

                                                                                • Christopher Murray
                                                                                  Christopher Murray  3 weeks back

                                                                                  editor makes fun of every time Brad says wourder, doesn't mention choucolate

                                                                                  • Rnantais
                                                                                    Rnantais  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Do coffee! 😍😍

                                                                                    • Sno Bear
                                                                                      Sno Bear  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I going to legally change my name to Vinny because I'm jealous of how personally connected they feel to Brad

                                                                                      • Alexander Bertallo
                                                                                        Alexander Bertallo  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Wonderful episode...

                                                                                        • Travis Watson
                                                                                          Travis Watson  3 weeks back

                                                                                          That moment when Brad speaks Spanish better than English

                                                                                          • Abby Lappers
                                                                                            Abby Lappers  3 weeks back

                                                                                            I love this man. The amount of times he says ‘Vinny’ is adorable

                                                                                            • Vince Evans
                                                                                              Vince Evans  3 weeks back

                                                                                              My name is Vince so ever time he says Vinnie it sounds like he’s talking to me. Like he’s breaking the 4th wall! 😂

                                                                                              • Tim Angel
                                                                                                Tim Angel  3 weeks back

                                                                                                7:08 when the woman starts moaning 😂

                                                                                                • Pyrius HC
                                                                                                  Pyrius HC  3 weeks back