Eat and Drink Inside Brooklyn's Wonka Factory: Jacques Torres Chocolate By GEORGIA KRAL Updated May 12, 2015 1:00 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email "Come with me/ And you'll be/ In a world of pure imagination..." Jacques Torres - aka Mr. Chocolate - arrived to meet the tour group at his factory on an electric scooter, his grin stretching from ear to ear. What else can be expected from a man who deals in confections? Torres, who is also the Dean of Pastry Arts at the International Culinary Center and takes on student interns who learn in his factory, led the group through his new chocolate factory in Brooklyn's Industry City. Take a look around the 40,000 square-foot temple to chocolate with us. We hope you can almost taste it. Chocolate faucet Photo Credit: Georgia Kral This is the kind of shower we want to take. Chocolate melting and churning Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Chocolate flows like water at the Jacques Torres Chocolate factory. Got to have Ganache... Photo Credit: GEORGIA KRAL Chocolate Ganache, ready for enrobing. LOOK AT ALL THAT CHOCOLATE! Torres wants to open 8-10 more U.S. stores in the next 3 years Photo Credit: Georgia Kral The 40,000 square-foot space in Industry City is only operating at half-capacity, he said. "You have to play big if you want to make it big," he said. Orange-colored chocolate Photo Credit: Georgia Kral In the chocolate factory, chocolate swirled in every color. Pink-colored chocolate Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Pink chocolate is everything. White chocolate melting... Photo Credit: Georgia Kral The smell was heavenly. Pan-coating machine Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Nuts and other items are tossed in chocolate, cocoa powder and other yummy substances in this pan-coating machine, one of three at Jacques Torres Chocolates. Popcorn! Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Machines that make delicious treats are everywhere at the Jacques Torres Chocolates factory. Industrial spatulas Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Chocolate is on everything, obviously, at Jacques Torres Chocolate. The hazelnut machine Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Torres (and all members of the tour) stuck their hairnet-covered heads into this machine. Hot chocolate maker Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Jacques Torres' famous hot chocolate is made on this machine. Ginger on the conveyer belt Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Ginger ready for its chocolate coating. Chocolate-covered ginger Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Moving on down the line... Chocolate-covered pretzels Photo Credit: Georgia Kral When salt meets chocolate: magic! Chocolate-covered pretzels Photo Credit: Georgia Kral So many... A happy chef Photo Credit: Georgia Kral In his element, surrounded by chocolate, Jacques Torres shines. Liquid caramel... Photo Credit: Georgia Kral A bite into one of these chocolates resulted in a gush of liquid caramel. Jacques loves chocolate - of course! Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Jacques Torres said he couldn't pick a favorite bonbon flavor, but when asked to eat one he went straight for the coconut. Oops! Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Like we said, chocolate is everywhere. Even on the floor! That's ice cream Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Chocolate ice cream in a giant tub is just so appealing. Chocolatey goodness Photo Credit: Georgia Kral More chocolate ice cream, pre-chill... Mango ice cream Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Samples of this godlike-substance were luscious, refreshing and creamy. Industry City, Brooklyn Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Railroad tracks used to run between the two sides of Industry City. Cranes would take cargo from each floor and load the trains up with goods. Jacques Torres, aka 'Mr. Chocolate' Photo Credit: Georgia Kral Jacques Torres delights in all kinds of treats -- champagne and sorbet included. By GEORGIA KRAL Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.