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AGGIE CHOCOLATE FACTORY


Aggie Chocolate | From Bean to Bar

Cocoa Beans

Step 1: Sourcing Beans

Cacao used in Aggie Chocolate is sourced internationally. Seeds are picked, fermented and dried in preparation for shipping directly to Logan, Utah. Learn More

Cocoa Beans

Step 2: Sorting and Roasting Beans

The beans are then sorted and placed in the roaster. 

Grinding Beans

Step 3: Winnowing and Grinding

After the beans are roasted they are placed in the winnower machine where they are crunched into choco nibs and then pre-grinded. 

Mixing chocolate

Step 4: Grinding

Choco nibs are then placed in the melanger machaine where they are mixed into liquid and refined.  

Chocolate being poured

Step 5: Conching

Sugar and other ingredients are then added in at this point to bring out the sweet taste of chocolate. 

Finished Chocolate Bar

Step 6: Blocking and Molding

The chocolate liquid is then poured into blocks to age and then tempered. Then the chocolate is ready to be molded into the chocolate bars. 

Student workers at the chocolate factory

Step 7: Packaging

At this point, the chocolate bars are wrapped and ready to be used in Aggie ice cream and be sold to the public. 

Finished Chocolate Bar

Step 8: In the hands of the consumer

The chocolate bars are ready to be sold to the public. 

Student Laboratory

Jars of chocolate and a bean

A laboratory for undergraduate as well as graduate students in the food science program. Students will conduct research and outreach for the confectionary industry.

Courses using the Laboratory:

  • Chocolate: Science, History and Society
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Product Development
  • Food Engineering
  • Sensory Evaluation of Foods
  • Food Crystallization (for graduate students only)

Aggie Chocolates

Chocolate Mold

The Aggie Chocolate Factory will produce the chocolate used in Famous Aggie Ice Cream. Large bars of processed and aged chocolate will be sold to candy makers, and a new Chocolate Café will sell chocolate confections, pastries, and chocolate drinks, along with a line of high-end, high cocoa content chocolate bars. All cocoa beans used at the Aggie Chocolate Factory will be sourced from sustainably farmed operations that receive fair trade prices for their product.

Community Outreach

Chocolate Mold

The Aggie Chocolate Factory provides opportunities for small business owners and community members to learn about the chocolate making process. Chocolate making and bean sorting can be viewed through glass walls during chocolate production. Short courses in chocolate making will be offered for both industry professionals and the general public. The factory uses top-of-the-line equipment that is available for confectionary companies to use for research and outreach purposes.

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Location & Hours

The Aggie Chocolate Factory is located in the restaurant area of the Aggie Blue Square complex just west of the Maverik Stadium.

Address

1111 N 800 E Suite 140
Logan, UT 84341
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Phone

(435) 797-6427

Hours

Chocolate Café
Monday - Saturday | 11am-9pm

Chocolate Factory Production
Monday-Friday | 7am - 3pm

Café and Factory closed University Holidays

Map to Blue Square