- [Alice] That day, I was in Annecy, in Haute-Savoie. With all its canals it is called The Venice of the Alps. But I was not there for sight-seeing. I was there for work. I had an appointment with a chocolate maker. I had to discover the secret of his competitor, Bonnat Chocolate. Industrial espionage? I said no. He said it was the best chocolate in the world. In the world? It was worth I tried a piece. I tasted, I chewed, I crunched, but I didn't find any secret ingredient. So to understand how Bonnat made this chocolate so good, I left to spy on him. I went to the Bonnat Chocolate factory. And so I was incognito. I spotted the chocolate maker and I tracked him down. I pretended I was the cocoa delivery girl. I saw how he roasted beans to reveal their aromas. On cooling, they take on spicy, fruity, or woody taste. Wow. But I got too close. I told him I was the delivery girl, but he asked me for help. Then, I was a cleaning lady. I saw the recipe of the chocolate. He mix in a grinder cocoa, with butter and sugar and nothing else. Mmm, interesting. But I was too close again, and he asked me for help. Wow, sweet smell of chocolate. Then I was working on a candy chain. I saw him put the finishing touches, and this time, I was exposed. He told me, I don't understand. You're the cleaning lady, you deliver cocoa, or you are an aide? I think you're spying on me. No, I'm just a big fan of your work. Ah, you wanted to visit the chocolate factory then. That's it. Well, let's go. He told me you rediscovered cocoa plantations in Peru that his grandfather created chocolate bars and some of their candy had a hundred years. When I left, I understood the secret of his chocolate. It was just his passion for chocolate.
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