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Chocablog’s Thorntons Tour

April 1st, 2010 by Rosa

When I was a kid, I loved the picture-picture segments on Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, which showed videos of factories making things like raincoats and crayons. The automated assembly lines absolutely fascinated me, and they still do. I now enjoy the Discovery Channel’s How It’s Made show.

Check out this neat video on Chocablog of their tour of the Thorntons chocolate factory! It’s chock full of conveyor belts and chocolate. I was especially intrigued by the squiggle drawing machine and wondered why the Easter eggs and bunnies needed to be spun around so much. And I was surprised to see how much is still handmade there – it looks like they were hand pouring and cutting chocolate bars!

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