Chocolate is smooth and creamy. But it's really made from beans! Cacao beans are roasted, then made into a powder. this is mixed with milk, sugar and flavouring to make the candy. Cacao plants grow in the tropics. The countries of Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Brazil are the world's largest producers, Natives of Mexico made the first chocolate, and it was introduced to Europe about 1500. The chocolate bar was made by the Swiss in 1876. Cocoa is also made from cacao beans.