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From Bean to Bar: The Sweet Science of Chocolate

Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 13:00 to 14:00

Where does chocolate come from? Why does some chocolate melt in your mouth but not in your hand? What makes chocolate bars smooth and creamy?

Join us at the 2008 Holiday Science Lecture as we explore the science behind the chocolate we all love. We will use experiments, taste tests, and interactive demonstrations to investigate what makes the perfect chocolate bar. Together we will understand basic chocolate science: how to get chocolate from cocoa beans; how chocolate melts and can be formed into a solid bar; and what makes chocolate taste gritty or smooth. Come and be a scientist with us as we observe, touch, and taste one of your favorite foods: chocolate!

Saturday, December 13th 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Encore Presentation 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Harvard University Science Center, Lecture Hall B Free and Open to the Public Pre-registration required for guaranteed seating *Recommended for ages 7 and up

Register here! For more information contact: sciencetix [at]

Tel: (617) 496???7479

Download the flyer here.