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The Wonderful World of Chocolate season 1 episodes list:
The first episode goes behind the doors of the Cadbury factory in the village of Bournville, near Birmingham, and meets builder John, who relives his experience of playing the Milky Bar Kid in the famous chocolate adverts of the 1970s. Goth artist Annabel creates a chocolate angel of death for an undertakers' party at a mortuary and there is a trip to Harrods to see the To'ak - at ú400 the world's most expensive chocolate bar.
The choc-doc goes behind the scenes of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with actress Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) and also reveals writer Roald Dahl's inspiration for the book on which the movie was based. Plus, the story of the Mars bar, including how it got its name, and a glimpse inside the Lindt factory to find how Lindor balls are made and how an accidental discovery more than a century ago by Rodolphe Lindt himself changed the way chocolate tasted for ever.
Behind the scenes at the largest chocolate shop on the planet - the London branch of M&M's World, finding out how the store copes with its annual 5.5 million visitors. Plus, a look at a Belgian chocolate factory that churns out 1,000 tonnes every day, and the work of independent chocolatier and baker Rose Dummer, who has been commissioned to create a chocolate version of Stonyhurst College to celebrate its 425th birthday.
A visit to the home of Toblerone in Switzerland, following the nougat-making process and discovering where the chocolate-maker's triangle obsession came from. Back in Blighty, chocolatier extraordinaire Paul is on a mission. He wants to create a show-stopping chocolate sculpture depicting a barman pouring an everlasting bottle of rum to launch a new range of rum truffles - but the path to chocolate happiness doesn't always run smooth.
A look behind the scenes at York's Kit Kat factory, which helps satisfy Brits' cravings for a billion of the chocolate fingers every year. Cameras also follow Gabriella, the UK Junior Champion Chocolatier, who at 23 was commissioned to make a chocolate sculpture for a VIP event.
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Cameras follow the launch of the new confectionery department at Fortnum & Mason after a major refit. Plus, the history of Christmas chocolate packaging, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of advent calendars stuffed with chocolate treats.
A tour of the Aldi chocolate factory in Preston, how many revolutions to whip up a Milky Way, chocolate-dipped grasshoppers and locusts, and a life-size chocolate Boris.
At Prestat, owner Nick is proud of his Royal Warrant, but also of the company's place in history as inventors of the chocolate truffle in 1895. Cameras focus on the expertise which makes these chocs fit for a Queen. There's also a profile of Mackintosh's, creators of Quality Street, Rolo and more. Plus, a nostalgic look at the most romantic ad ever, as voted for by the public. Finally, the ultimate chocolate cocktail contest - Cadbury's Roses Strawberry Creams versus Quality Street's purple one.
Examining the story of Fry's, which created the first chocolate bar in 1847, and a look at the sales of dark chocolate which are on the rise. Cameras visit one of the factories that pioneered this sophisticated new wave in the UK, Sussex-based Montezuma. There is also a look at the creation of a near life-size chocolate Elvis.
Food giant Nestlé opens the doors of its Perugia factory in Italy, where production manager Davide looks into the secrets of what is undeniably a labour of love. Chocolatier Prudence Staite has a big challenge ahead, creating a full-blown chocolate replica of a much-loved vintage motorbike for the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, as it celebrates its 35th birthday.
A look at the history of rivalry between different brands of chocolate biscuits and a behind the scenes visit to a Norfolk factory that produces 35,000 walnut whips every hour. Plus, a look at how chocolate became a much-needed taste of home for soldiers serving in the First World War, the story of the world's tallest chocolate fountain, and a chocolatier who was challenged to create a sculpture of an ancient Roman god for a festival.
A visit to the Nestlé factory in Perugia, Italy, where the Crunch Bar is made, and the outpost of Barry Callebaut, the biggest chocolate supplier in the world, which is next door. Emma and Mark Baravelli, chocolatiers from Conwy in North Wales, are given a challenging brief - to carve a life-size baby bison for Lord Newborough's 70th birthday - while there's also a trip to Eurochocolate, the biggest chocolate festival in the world.