We have already been researching cocoa and chocolate for 65 years. Our particular focus is conching, the quality assurance of pralines, and evaluation of chocolate stability to bloom. We are able to evaluate the whole production process, from the processing of the cocoa beans to the filled pralines, in our dedicated small pilot plant facilities for chocolate technology. Our unique praline production line (small pilot plant scale) enables us to simulate a variety of processes. The laboratory and small pilot plant facilities at Fraunhofer IVV allow us to characterize and analyze in-house both the chocolate products and the production processes. We develop effective measurement methods for rapid evaluation of product quality.