In this installment of BBtv’s 3-part series on TCHO Chocolate, we learn more about the hacked-together, home-tinkered machines and high-tech wizardry that keep the factory running. The philosophy is “scrappy, not crappy,” as founder Timothy Childs explains.
TCHO’s R&D lab contains such diverse components as Space Shuttle tape, a modded RONCO turkey oven, stone grinders used in Indian restaurants, and deconstructed space heater parts from the local hardware store.
Next, we zoom in to the molecular-level science behind this most delicious confection. Science buffs, rejoice! This episode is as fun for your eyes and brain as the “obsessively good” chocolate is for your mouth — Polymorph fun for the whole family. Warning: this episode is NSFC (not safe for chocoholics).
Previously on Boing Boing tv:
* TCHO, part 1: chocolate origins.
Related: read a feature about TCHO by David Pescovitz in the current issue of MAKE Magazine, Timothy and the Chocolate Factory.
Here are some iPhone snapshots from Xeni on Flickr: TCHO, Boing Boing tv.
(Special thanks to Amy Critchett, and Wayne & Breanna)