A look at chocolate, specifically not the mass produced chocolate but the more high end lovingly made chocolate.
This is a very good look at chocolate, the people who make it specifically. Maribel Lieberman, Susumu Koyama and Mikkel Friis-Holm, who take s through the whole process of growing cacao beans to refining it and turning it into a delicious confection. It's a film that makes us understand what it takes to actually get a candy on to our plates.
This is the place to go if you ever wanted to know everything there is to know about making chocolate goodies. It's a film that will let you in on all the details of how the sweet stuff is made. It's an eye opening film in a lot of ways since it clues us into the whole chain of events.
Revealing the whole process is both a good thing and a bad thing. It's good because for the first time you will understand how many people are needed to make your candy. It's a bad thing because these looking for a serious food porn film may not feel the urge to go out and buy everything in their local chocolate shop. I didn’t finish the film and go off and start searching for something chocolate to eat. Normally on the really good food films I go searching for what I had just seen. This film didn’t have that effect. Which is probably good since I could have gone into sugar shock.
If you like chocolate this film is a must.iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/chocolate-road/id1589086057
Vimeo on Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/chocolateroad