Jacques Torres Chocolate Factory Photo Tour
Jacques wants to make every holiday a chocolate holiday—including Thanksgiving. These huge chocolate turkeys are meant to be centerpieces for Thanksgiving feasts.
Here, one of the chocolatiers paints molds with melted chocolate.
Vats of Chocolate
These vats of dark and milk chocolate are used to fill molds.
Here, an employee places candied ginger onto a machine that will cover each piece in chocolate.
After the ginger is covered in chocolate, it goes through a refrigerated tunnel that hardens the chocolate coating.
Assorted Chocolate Boxes
Assorted chocolate boxes are filled by hand.
A box of chocolate bonbons ready to be sent to stores around New York City where they’ll be packaged for sale.
Rocky Road Cookies
There is an entire room dedicated to cookies. Here, giant, gooey rocky road cookies still in the oven.
Chocolate pumpkin molds ready for use as candy dishes.
Chocolate Ghost with Bat Buddy
The factory makes all of these giant Halloween centerpieces by hand. Using a mold, the chocolatiers paint the facial features and the bat’s body in different colors of chocolate before washing it with three coats of dark chocolate.