Chuao Chocolatier employee Viviana Montejo tempers melted chocolate on a granite table in the company’s factory in Carlsbad. Montejo uses spatulas to continually move the chocolate as it cools to ensure it doesn’t solidify too rapidly.

Chuao Chocolatier employee Viviana Montejo tempers melted chocolate on a granite table in the company’s factory in Carlsbad. Montejo uses spatulas to continually move the chocolate as it cools to ensure it doesn’t solidify too rapidly. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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