Jane and the Chocolate Factory

Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 3:48pm

Jane traveled to Seattle, Washington on September 12th to visit Theo Chocolate company, maker of chocolate bars that have Jane's "Good for All" seal of approval. While there, Jane not only spoke about her new book, Hope for Animals and Their World, but also got a behind-the-scenes view of Theo's chocolate-making process. (You can pick up a bar of the delicious Theo Jane Goodall chocolate in our online store in time for Halloween!)

Jane and Mr. H meet with the team of Theo Chocolate, an organic, fair-trade, bean-to-bar chocolate factory. They are also a supporter of the Jane Goodall Institute mission. Photo by Charles Horne.


Jane spoke to over 400 people in Theo's auditorium. Among other topics, Jane spoke about the value of responsible chocolate production and sustainable farming practices.  Photo by Charles Horne.


Theo knows chocolate! Chocolate made by the company first goes through the tempering process seen here.

Theo uses a vintage European cacao bean roster from the late 1930s. Every bean used to create Theo's chocolate confections are first roasted in this unusual machine. Another vintage machine carefully wraps each bar of chocolate. The Jane Goodall chocolate goes through this process as well.



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