Chocolate. White, milk or dark – there is a flavour to suit all tastebuds. But what happens when love turns into obsession?
Meet Willie Harcourt-Cooze. He is on a mission to be the first chocolate producer to grow and make 100 per cent cacao from bean to bar. His dream is to create the best chocolate in the world and to get the world using it in everything from sweets to soup.
From his work on the Venezuelan plantation to his humble Devonshire factory Willie is determined to elevate chocolate from delicious dessert to an essential cooking ingredient. But after more than a decade spent working on the farm and developing his chocolate cooking ideas, Willie is yet to make any money from his dream. He’s up to his neck in debt and his family are starting to feel the pressure of Willie’s chocolate obsession. Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory follows Willie’s journey as he chases his fantasy from bean to bar.
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