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Why Afrikoa Chocolate? While almost two-thirds of the world’s cocoa beans are grown in African soil, most of it is exported to Europe and America where it is turned into chocolate before being returned to our African shores. We believe in growing the art of chocolate-making within Africa, using the rich resources we have and supporting farmers and their local communities.
We’ve made a promise that our chocolate will always be Made of Africa using cocoa beans that have never left the continent.
We are incredibly honoured to win in a category with so many fantastic chocolates from around the world – and on our first year of entering the Great Taste Awards too! For us, this is recognition that chocolate made in South Africa from African cocoa beans can compete with the best in the world. When we created the 55% semi sweet chocolate, we wanted to make a dark chocolate that chocolate lovers of all ages can enjoy; not too dark and not too sweet – a bar that is in-between a dark and milk chocolate. Thanks to the appreciation the judges showed for our chocolate, we hope AFRIKOA will reach more people.”
It was on our first cocoa-sourcing trip to the farms in Tanzania to find the cocoa beans which would eventually turn into AFRIKOA chocolate bars, that inspired the colours and design of our packaging. In the Kyela region, where our cocoa beans are grown, the women wear brightly coloured traditional kanga print and each pattern is unique to their village. On our return, it inspired us to create a bar with our very own kanga print packaging – to show the world how proud we are of our heritage and culture.