Ever wondered how they get the bubbles into chocolate bars?12/07/2013 14:24:11
Believe it or not, the bubbles in chocolate bars are created by mechanical engineers.
How they do it exactly is a top trade secret, but generally they have to work out how to mix gases found naturally in the air into the chocolate bar under high pressure. Once the mixture is dropped into the moulds, the bubbles grow and the chocolate sets to become the bars we all love.
If this sounds intriguing and you love maths and science, then our new degree for budding engineers – the MEng Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University, could be for you.
Visit www.foodengineer.co.uk to find out more about our new degree and for more examples of how mechanical engineering is used to make food and drink products. The website also includes stories from young engineers on what it’s like to work for a food company.