Many of us have been eating chocolate for as long as we can remember, but have never actually seen what a cocoa pod looks like.
This has now changed, thanks to a TikTok user named Sophia Rose – but honestly, we were pretty happy being blissfully unaware.
In a video on the social media platform, which has been viewed more than t hree million times, Sophia takes a cocoa pod, removes the nibs and roasts them.
The whole process has left people feeling “uncomfy”, “terrified” and some even vowed to never eat chocolate again after watching.
What do you make of the cocoa pod?
In the clip, Sophia says: “This is a beautiful cocoa pod and we’re going to make roasted cocoa nibs.
“Inside are the seeds which have a deliciously sweet white coating.
“First step let the seeds ferment for five to eight days, this is gonna help give them that rich chocolate flavour.
“Next, we roast them and the shells will now easily come off.”
After this, she crumbles the nibs, which is her “favourite part”.
But those watching simply couldn’t get over what the pod looked like as it was opened up.
Several people compared it to a bug, with one writing: “I THOUGHT THAT WAS A GIANT LARVAE OMG.”
Another commented: “Why did I think it was some dodgy sea creature?”
A third replied: “Am I the only one who thought this was an alien egg?”
“It looked like a bug,” posted someone else.
Others just didn’t feel too good after they saw it.
“That made me so uncomfy I can’t,” admitted a different user.
A sixth proclaimed: “I WATCHED THIS IN SHEER TERROR.”
“Cool, I’m never eating chocolate again thanks.” admitted a fellow TikTok user.
“I don’t like knowing this,” said an eighth.
A ninth person added: “Raise your hand if you’re almost 50 years old and had no idea this is what cocoa looks like despite loving chocolate for your whole life.”