Everything You Ever Wanted to Learn About Chocolate || Fahad Ahmad & Corey Behn

Everything You Ever Wanted to Learn About Chocolate || Fahad Ahmad & Corey Behn

From the history to origins to varietals to various types of chocolates to the entire beans to bar process to the role of child labor, we delve deep into everything that surrounds the topic of chocolate!


Fahad Ahmad is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys delving into the science of food and nutrition. He practices Ashtanga Yoga, Weight Training, Crossfit, Calisthenics, and Plyometric type of training and has been part of the fitness and nutrition world for more than 15 years. He leads the "Modern Renaissance" lifestyle of tapping into multiple knowledge bases to solve a problem.

Corey Behn lives a multifaceted life rooted in a foundation comprised of Yoga, Science, Adventure, and Nature. He has always had a burning curiosity of existence itself, constantly seeking out truth in all corners of the universe. He enjoys the sport of rock climbing and photographing beautiful landscapes and macro scrapes alike. When night falls, the cosmos up above receives his full attention, studying all types of celestial entities. Corey’s role at Ketogeek originates from his love of creative cooking in the kitchen, continuously creating new symphonies of flavor and texture for our tastebuds.


1:00 Finalized Energy Pods launch

5:57 What are Energy Pods?

11:30 History of chocolate, from Mayans to the Aztecs

14:40 How Europe first got introduced to chocolate

23:45 The rise of slave labor in early chocolate harvesting

25:30 Who was the first chocolate company in the USA?

26:25 The origins of "Dutch Cocoa"

30:20 The first-ever milk chocolate

38:46 How and where are cacao trees grown?

40:43 What are the different varietals of cacao?

45:51 Beans to bar: How chocolate is made

59:12 How chocolate should be stored

59:45 Why does chocolate sometimes develop a white residue on it?

1:02:22 Difference between natural and dutch cocoa powder

1:07:47 Difference between milk, white and various types of dark chocolates

1:18:20 Nutrition and Health effects of chocolate

1:21:01 Is child labor a legitimate concern pertaining to cacao harvesting?

1:22:22 What is fair trade and is it really helpful to the farmer?


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