Brad Makes Chocolate in Ecuador: Part 1 | It's Alive | Bon Appétit

  • Am 2 Feb 2018 veröffentlicht
  • Bon Appétit Test Kitchen manager, Brad Leone, is back for episode 23 of “It’s Alive,” and this time he’s learning how to make chocolate. (Fermentation plays a key role in the chocolate making process!) Brad travels with Guittard Chocolate to visit a cacao farm in Ecuador where he learns how farmers harvest and ferment cacao beans.

    This is the first in a two part series on chocolate. In part two, Brad will visit Guittard’s factory in San Francisco to see how the cacao beans from the farm are turned into finished chocolate products.

    Join Bon Appétit test kitchen manager, Brad Leone, on a wild, roundabout and marginally scientific adventure exploring fermented foods and more. From cultured butter and kombucha, to kimchi and miso, to beer and tepache, learn how to make fermented and live foods yourself.
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  • unique username
    unique username Vor 27 Minuten

    0:20 that looks like the Tim Hortons logo font, especially the "t" 's

  • Arunthuthi Shunmugathason

    What's the Music they use?

  • Eduarda Sotomayor
    Eduarda Sotomayor Vor 12 Stunden

    Thank you dir showing part of the whole process! I’m Ecuadorian and Kakao is a really big part of my life. It’s not easy and quite tiring and this people put their whole lives to it! Thank you again 😊

  • Dylan Mork
    Dylan Mork Vor 15 Stunden

    what a beautiful place

  • Siggi
    Siggi Vor Tag +1

    "whats that vinny? .... Chocolate?"
    never change Brad. never change

  • Kong V
    Kong V Vor 2 Tage

    2:17 Brad working in circles. Ha!

  • Andrea Salame
    Andrea Salame Vor 3 Tage +2

    I'm from Ecuador and i'm extremely happy that finally i see a video that shows our cacao!! Ecuador's cacao is really good and use worldwide to make some of the best chocolate. You should've tried the beans of the cacao, they are sweet and very jucy.
    Thanks for visiting us!

  • Gogeta
    Gogeta Vor 4 Tage

    I don't want Brad touching my precious chocolate

  • WeEpEr SwEePeR
    WeEpEr SwEePeR Vor 5 Tage

    look at those chocolate seeds we got

  • DreamerXGX
    DreamerXGX Vor 5 Tage

    I really love these episodes where Brad and Vinny goes somewhere and learn about where things come from. Love it! =D

  • emoney12323
    emoney12323 Vor 6 Tage

    gotta love brad and vinny

  • My Food Life
    My Food Life Vor 7 Tage

    Anyone craving chocolate now?

  • Jessie
    Jessie Vor 8 Tage +1

    "so-uh-dehb-wha-haa-de-hab-dee " ι love тнaт🤣🤣😍😍

  • Miranda
    Miranda Vor 8 Tage

    I came back for the dog I forgot how small and cute it is!!! :D

  • Jenna Loomar
    Jenna Loomar Vor 8 Tage +2

    “No cocoa pod goes to waste vinny” *drops pod*

  • Kenzie 7h
    Kenzie 7h Vor 8 Tage

    Jimmy and the donkey is my favorite part

  • viceb7
    viceb7 Vor 9 Tage

    Lol the bloopers were great too.

  • RosesofVersailles
    RosesofVersailles Vor 9 Tage

    Man I love Brad

  • James Tranos
    James Tranos Vor 10 Tage

    Dunia’s face while he was trying to open the pod

  • fadence
    fadence Vor 10 Tage

    3:35 was the funniest edit... hahaha

  • Kind Man
    Kind Man Vor 11 Tage

    I used to think brad was so awesome, now i see what happens when one of these people leave nyc. wtf????????? maybe he's a kitchen human?
    the donkey and the puppy were the star of the show

  • Mavis Hunt
    Mavis Hunt Vor 12 Tage

    The pulp around the beans is so delicious! It's sweet and sour. Try it. It's amazing

  • 16F16G
    16F16G Vor 12 Tage

    Love me some chocolate seeds

  • lisa s.
    lisa s. Vor 12 Tage +3

    the tiny puppy at 3:45 was definitely the best pt of this video.

  • Kit Farman
    Kit Farman Vor 12 Tage +1


  • Rach31
    Rach31 Vor 13 Tage +1

    For all the work these farmers do, I would hope they would be able to get higher quality tools or sheds. Compared to the farming in Northern North America, it's a bit of a shock.

  • LoveofVelvet
    LoveofVelvet Vor 13 Tage

    This made me laugh non-stop!!! Ohhh and that cuuuutte puppy!!!
    Oh my jees!!!

  • kenzie may
    kenzie may Vor 14 Tage

    "chocolate seeds" I'M DEAD THAT WAS SO FUNNY

  • BrandonTS95
    BrandonTS95 Vor 14 Tage

    Is Brad of Italian or Hispanic decent?

  • Nicolas Pinnick
    Nicolas Pinnick Vor 15 Tage

    4:33 there are sunglasses on the pod in the bottom left 😂

  • Luke The Wolf
    Luke The Wolf Vor 15 Tage +1

    Let's just make a whole video on the smallest boy.....

  • robert10197
    robert10197 Vor 15 Tage +1


  • alexplier works
    alexplier works Vor 15 Tage +2

    Brad has beautiful blue eyes

  • Rachel Maie
    Rachel Maie Vor 16 Tage

    "Oh a butterfly, Vinnie"

  • Rachel Maie
    Rachel Maie Vor 16 Tage

    Chocolate seeds.

  • Abdullah
    Abdullah Vor 16 Tage

    The look on Dunia’s face lol

  • Michael Gilliland
    Michael Gilliland Vor 16 Tage

    Aaah I just wanna give brad a big hug! He seems so huggable

  • Odalys G
    Odalys G Vor 17 Tage

    Ecuador my 2nd home

  • Sasquatch- Elk
    Sasquatch- Elk Vor 17 Tage +3

    I love how this man talks to his donkey ❤️❤️☺️

  • Ashley Thomas
    Ashley Thomas Vor 20 Tage


  • Wishy
    Wishy Vor 20 Tage

    I’m glad Bon appetite actually does the work then I’ve seen with Tasty tbh. Like Tasty just films a person that works in the field, ex, sushi

  • Hermaia Moira
    Hermaia Moira Vor 21 Tag

    Love that Jimmy seems to find the English word for burro very amusing. Donkeydonkeydonkeydonk

  • wxtchblades
    wxtchblades Vor 22 Tage

    i need you both to go BACK to Ecuador and give me more Toby content.

  • M I A
    M I A Vor 23 Tage

    Wait we want to see more of that smol pupper

  • Bolensgoldrush
    Bolensgoldrush Vor 24 Tage

    Brad: that will begin the 𝓯 𝓮 𝓻 𝓶 𝓮 𝓷 𝓽 𝓪 𝓽 𝓲 𝓸 𝓷 𝓹 𝓻 𝓸 𝓬 𝓮 𝓼 𝓼

  • MarineHeartPink
    MarineHeartPink Vor 25 Tage

    Fun fact : you can take the cacao beans right out of the pod and suck the 'slimy' juice off of it like a lollipop. Tastes kinda like fresh watermelon and a fun way to freshen up when working in the cacao fields. My uncles are cacao farmers in Cameroon, and I've been able to give them a hand a few times.
    Kinda disheartening to see people eating chocolate by the pound to the point of getting sick in occident and not even appreciating it when you experience this back breaking work that is the life of countless people in less fortunate countries.

  • Tiffany Hoang
    Tiffany Hoang Vor 25 Tage

    "Donkey Donkey Donkey Donk"
    Jimmy is an icon.

  • S R
    S R Vor 26 Tage

    Oh man I want to go there! What wonderful people !

  • Amelie Howard
    Amelie Howard Vor 26 Tage

    why is he me during my whole science exam

  • Nermeen
    Nermeen Vor 26 Tage

    Let's count the number of times he says vinney 😂

  • SuppSamanthaa
    SuppSamanthaa Vor 27 Tage

    Oh my God once I saw that little puppy that’s all I cared about for the rest of the video I wonder if he’s OK right now!

  • Rebecca Greenwood
    Rebecca Greenwood Vor 27 Tage +2

    "this is the shortest trip the donkey has ever made"
    the way he said it made me laugh so much! He was probably thinking why are they making me pretend to take this donkey for a walk for 2 seconds of footage

  • Raezer
    Raezer Vor 28 Tage

    I love eating dark chocolate while watching this, makes it taste better

  • Astero Zo
    Astero Zo Vor 28 Tage

    No one:
    Brad: chWAakleTe

  • Chelsea Divel
    Chelsea Divel Vor 28 Tage

    When your Spanish class comes in handy

  • Marina DU
    Marina DU Vor 28 Tage

    Do a Part0 showing how they plant the trees and all that stuff

  • Dream
    Dream Vor 28 Tage


  • Eucalyptus Word
    Eucalyptus Word Vor 28 Tage

    Now we know Vinny will never forget his name and neither will anyone else. Bless this video

  • Rinealdo Ramlin
    Rinealdo Ramlin Vor 28 Tage

    this video definitely change my perception of chocolate . thanks to people like Jimmy for making it possible to eat chocolate. and Brad, thanks for sharing this video

  • Frater Sanguinous
    Frater Sanguinous Vor 29 Tage


  • Shikai Yakamuri
    Shikai Yakamuri Vor 29 Tage

    * is eating chocolate *

  • JitSohal
    JitSohal Vor 29 Tage

    Brad reminds me so much of Charlie from It's Always Sunny.

  • Keelin Traynor
    Keelin Traynor Vor 29 Tage

    Sorry but who is vinny?

  • littleesecretss
    littleesecretss Vor 29 Tage

    take a shot every time Brad says "Vinny"

  • Matt Tabasko
    Matt Tabasko Vor Monat

    Why haven't I seen this video earlier?
    I ove my country's chocolate!
    I love Bon Appétit!

  • Nate and Noah Try Life

    I loved when he drops the cocoa pod while talking about not leaving any behind

  • LOVE4everSher
    LOVE4everSher Vor Monat

    that butterfly was beautiful.

  • Celeste Lardone
    Celeste Lardone Vor Monat

    BRAD: "Vinny over here it aint dinner time" - " This aint animal planet Vinny, lets go" - "So, back to what i was saying there, nature boy..."

  • DijonMstard
    DijonMstard Vor Monat


  • hcneyslurp
    hcneyslurp Vor Monat

    3:44 & 7:16 you're welcome😉

  • Ally Hatter
    Ally Hatter Vor Monat

    Machete from spy kids!?

  • Stephanie Moreira
    Stephanie Moreira Vor Monat

    dude, brad is my spirit animal

  • I am not your Mother, But you must behave

    Donkey donkey donkey donk

  • Erik Escobar
    Erik Escobar Vor Monat

    okay but his sandals are so nice!!! i want some

  • 17Graphic
    17Graphic Vor Monat

    Is Vinny an alter ego? Is Vinny a nickname for God? Is Vinny even real? Who is he?

  • Maria queen09
    Maria queen09 Vor Monat

    3:50 Omg cute little puppy!!

  • kevin carandang
    kevin carandang Vor Monat

    When i was young, we'll first eat those slimy sweet substance first by sucking on it, then when its just the seed that is left, then its laid out in the sun to dry 😂😂😂😂

  • Michael Horodowicz
    Michael Horodowicz Vor Monat

    This was a good video...

  • Caroline Tillia
    Caroline Tillia Vor Monat

    Yeah lost me on the drama you can pull those out with your hands.

  • Mex_ie
    Mex_ie Vor Monat


  • naruto uzumaki
    naruto uzumaki Vor Monat

    3:44 will melt your heart 🐶

  • badooney
    badooney Vor Monat

    I'm glad we got to meet Jimmy. He seems nice.

  • milkdud4444
    milkdud4444 Vor Monat

    Is the camera man's name really Vinnie? Lol
    Brad is cracking me up

  • 1 23
    1 23 Vor Monat

    Need updates on the Toby Goofy fella

  • Dtr146
    Dtr146 Vor Monat

    the editing is brilliant

  • Noah Lim
    Noah Lim Vor Monat

    2:55 Dunia’s face

  • Hel
    Hel Vor Monat

    I love Brad😆🤣

  • Pipper Dipper
    Pipper Dipper Vor Monat

    Is brad from Boston? He said it like choaclat and and off like owf

  • Megan Reither
    Megan Reither Vor Monat

    "Chocolate seeds" lol

  • Kerly Lanchi
    Kerly Lanchi Vor Monat

    BA good work, Ecuador produce the most refine and greatest cacao in the world, it’s just delicious himself imagine processed to be high quality chocolate, it’s just mind blowing how amazing it is

  • Kittyous
    Kittyous Vor Monat

    jimmy is so wholesome

  • Tommy Wiseau
    Tommy Wiseau Vor Monat


  • Mind Power
    Mind Power Vor Monat

    He always talks to vinny not the camera thats awesome abd UNIQUEBUD !

  • DreiGalaxy
    DreiGalaxy Vor Monat

    "vinny, forget the chocolate. look at that lil guy" YES BRAD YES VINNY

  • Small Floof
    Small Floof Vor Monat

    *chocolate seeds*

  • Mk
    Mk Vor Monat

    Aww why didnt you try tasting the beans when you opened up the pods. Its so good.

  • Miss Fox
    Miss Fox Vor Monat

    3:46 to see the cute little doggo again
    7:16 puppy second apprentice

  • E Loweiss
    E Loweiss Vor Monat

    S m o l d o g g o 😍

  • Annie
    Annie Vor Monat