Question: Why is chocolate brown?

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  1. Did you know that chocolate comes from beans? It comes from the cacao bean,which is a dark coloured bean in side a large pod. To get chocolate, you have to dry and grind these beans. The natural colour of these beans is brown,so chocolate is brown.The fatty part of chocolate,that is, cacao butter,which makes chocolate really rich and melt-in-your-mouth, is more like a pale yellow colour. I quite like the colour of chocolate: it’s a rich brown,and glossy!


  2. Chocolate is made from two parts of the cacao bean, cacao butter and cacao solid. The solid is very similar to the cocoa powder you buy in the supermarket and it’s brown which is where the colour of chocolate comes from.