Chocolatier 2: Secret Ingredients
Now that the holidays have come and gone, you're probably feeling tired of that same old chocolate bar, and now you're craving something new. A pumpkin macadamia cluster, perhaps? Or how about some candied orange peels? Perhaps the treat you are seeking is so exotic that your only hope is to invent it yourself. Well, if so, then it's time to return to the life of a Chocolatier.
A generation has passed since you last helped the Baumeister reach sweet fame in Chocolatier. Since then, the company has fallen into the wrong hands. Evangaline Baumeister's granddaughter, Alexandra Tangye, needs your help to save their chocolate empire by stirring up a little competition!
Enter Chocolatier 2: Secret Ingredients. You'll begin in the roaring 20s, with fresh ports to explore and new characters to meet. As soon as you begin to establish yourself in the chocolate business, you may start to run across secrets, both dark and sweet. As the title of the sequel promises, you'll need to uncover a variety of secret ingredients to ensure your success. Not only will you need to discover hidden, remote locations, where specialties such as saffron and spices can be found, but you'll need to figure out what to do with them.
As in the previous game, it is up to you to purchase factories and set the production levels by shooting ingredients into a conveyor. This time around, in order to create special treats with your exotic ingredients, you'll also have to purchase a tasting laboratory. (Has experimentation ever been sweeter?)
In the lab, you'll get the chance to try different combinations. Guided by the discriminating tastes of chocolate expert, Teddy Baumeister, you can decide which ones will sell the best. When your concoctions are just right, you can bring the recipes to your factory for mass production. Choose the right combinations, and you might just make your chocolate corporation world-famous.
Beware.... Not every part of the chocolate business is so sweet. You might run into some shady characters or find yourself broke and lost in the Amazon. This reveals one of the game's few drawbacks: without an undo function, one misclick during a dry spell can mean the end of your game.
Overall, a batch of experimentation, exotic travel, and casual shooting gallery-style puzzles, stirred into a mysterious plot makes for a delightful treat. Like its predecessor, Chocolatier 2: Secret Ingredients is as
addictive as, well, chocolate!