How Chocolate Conquered the World, Part 2: 1840 to the Present

GENINT 714.319

Osher (50+). This course explores the history of the chocolate industry since the 1840s.

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About this course:

In the early 1800s, the chocolate industry had fallen on hard times, but by 1850, chocolate enjoyed a resurgence due to world economics, new markets, lower costs, advertising, technology, and the rise of large chocolate companies. This course follows the rise of chocolate as reflected in popular culture: musicals and movies, films, ballet, literature, and art. We discuss chocolate's new varieties, such as bonbons, Eskimo Pies, Three Musketeers, Hershey Bars and Kisses; and special rations made for the armies of the world. We also look at the rise of mass manufactured chocolate, especially milk chocolate; as well as the beginning of dark chocolate in the late 1980s, which includes the concepts terroir, i.e. effect of growing areas on the beans’ taste, and craft bean to bar chocolate. Issues of child labor, environmental impact, and a declining growth of good cacao are also discussed. Each class includes international and American craft chocolate tastings—by percentage, bean type, horizontal (multiple chocolate made in the same region in one years), and vertical (the evolution of one chocolate over the course of several years).

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Wednesday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Location: UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
Instructor: Lee Scott Theisen
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Fee:
$95.00
100 days left. Enroll by May 27, 2020
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Notes

Plus members pay only $28 for this course. Visitors not permitted. 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after June 04, 2020
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Wed May 27, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Wed Jun 3, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Wed Jun 10, 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119

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