There’s a place in life for all kinds of fancy candy. Chocolate with peanut butter, with cookies, over fruit and surrounding other types of candy, but that said, there’s something delightful about a perfectly smooth, plain bar of chocolate.

Just ask Willy Wonka – sure, his quirky inventions were fun, but he knew the basic Wonka Bar was always going to be the money maker.

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If you’re curious how chocolate bars are made, don’t ask Wonka, because he’s not telling – but we are.

Or at least, we’re going to follow along with Logan Richardson of The Flavor Lab as he attempts to make his own bar of chocolate from scratch.

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“I am not going to lie, although this was a lot of fun, it was also a lot of hard work. Chocolate-making is a very complicated and intricate process, but today I am going to show you my simplistic attempt…”

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To do so, he had to find cocoa pods, scraping the cocoa out of its gelatinous protective covering, and then leaving the beans to ferment for a week.

After that the beans had to be roasted and ground down before being added to sugar and milk powder.

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All of that was melted together and then formed into the shape of a traditional chocolate bar using a silicone mold.

How did it go?

“…even with my plebian attempt at chocolate, it still turned out really well.”

I mean, it is chocolate, after all, so I’m not surprised it was worth eating.

That said, it seems like the $1 at the store for a Hershey bar (I know, non-Americans, Hershey is swill) would probably be worth it.