Thank goodness this doesn't come with smells, like the upcoming My Name Is Earl smell-o-vision episode, then it would be impossible to play without craving chocolate. You may want to play Chocolatier on a full stomach, as the graphics clearly show every delicious ingredient in the 60 different kinds of bars, squares, infusions and truffles.
The game comes with Story and Freeplay modes with over 130 quests taking place in 14 cities. Working through the tutorial, the game looked complicated. But it wasn't. Give it time and it will become as addicting as chocolate. Thankfully, unlike chocolate, this didn't hurt my waistline - maybe my bottom from sitting on it for hours in eager anticipation to progress in the game.
Not only do players buy ingredients, make new products, sell chocolates, buy factories and stores, and travel the world; but they also try to get the story behind a family squabble. Since we only use the finest ingredients, we must travel to cities around the world for specific ingredients. The two U.S. cities didn't carry cacao. In fact, they carried the least amount of ingredients in the whole world.
Expensive products sell at higher rates because they contained ingredients specific to a region like the Sulawesi Macadamia Cacao Infusions, which contain one ingredient from Sulawesi. When you don't have a lot of dough, you want to travel to the locales that pay more for the chocolates you have available.
Upgrading a factory from bars to truffles doesn't simply involve changing the ingredients, but also buying new equipment. Those cost you a pretty pound. As soon as you assign a new recipe to a factory and have its ingredients, it turns into a race. You have to make as many as you can of the candy following the recipe within a set time. Unfortunately, this made me dizzy considering my susceptibility to things moving in circles. The amount of chocolates made during that time is the amount the factory can produce in a week. The bars are easiest to make since they contain two or three ingredients while the truffles can contain six unique ingredients.
Every city contains a store that buys chocolate, a market that sells ingredients, a special crop for the hard to get ingredients, and one or two local hangouts for talking with people to get the scoop on the business and the family. Some hangouts also give you a chance to gamble and double your money, or lose it.