A chocolate weekend at the Wedel factory

During the week Wedel prepared a very nice surprise for us. We could enter the Wedel factory and see how chocolate is made. Participants had the opportunity to make sure that chocolate bars and cute handicrafts are made. There was the opportunity to hear the difficulties.

A 4000-year-old history of chocolate originating in the antiquity of Mesoamerica. The first cocoa bushes were found to that. The Olmecs, liberating one of the oldest civilizations in Latin America, were the first to learn the secrets of making chocolate from cocoa. They drank the chocolate during the ceremony or the medicine used in practice.

In later centuries, the Maya considered chocolate as a drink of the gods. For the production of this meat can be used dried peppers with chili, water and water. The Maya poured this mixture from dishes into dishes, resulting in a thick, foam-covered drink called “xocolatl”, meaning bitter water.

The Aztecs used cocoa beans as an improvement to the fifteenth century. They believed chocolate was a gift from the god Quetzalcoatl. It served as a drink or spoon, but they also drank it before military expeditions. That’s how she got to Spain, where she set off on a journey through Europe. In the most famous factory of delicious sweets in Poland, many attractions have been prepared. Children could eat chocolate delicacies and even create their own chocolate products. Everyone could see the beautiful chocolate sculptures, and the office of Jan Wedel, one of the founders of the company. Thanks to a special walking trail, visitors had the opportunity to take a look at the production lines on which chocolate wedges and other sweet products so popular in Poland are made.

The visitors most liked the model of the chocolate city, made of more than 500 kilograms of chocolate Wedel and Galeria Rzeźb – a place full of sweet exhibits.

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