Venezuela is known for having the world’s best cocoa. This statement can easily be confirmed once you get the first bite out of any Venezuelan chocolate bar.
It can also be confirmed by Venezuelan chocolate connoisseur Jose Franceschi who stated in the ‘Gourmet chocolate becomes economic lifeline in Venezuela crisis’ article for Reuters, the country was the world’s leader cocoa producer at the end of the 18th century. Even though such statement has varied, the cocoa remains one of the most sought after on earth.
Dark chocolate and its different percentages (60, 50, 70 to name a few), milk chocolate, white premium chocolate have the same ingredient in common: venezuelan cocoa.
According to Venezuelan chocolatier Maria Fernanda di Giacobbe, European and Asian chocolatiers must use at least 5% Venezuelan cocoa so their chocolates can be considered ‘premium’. Furthermore, Canadian Prime Chocolaterie, included in the world’s Top 15 chocolateries, states that Venezuelan cocoa is the best in the world because it is ‘genetically perfect’, therefore the secret in their chocolates is to use cocoa butter and Venezuelan cocoa.So, what makes Venezuelan cocoa the best? The international Cocoa Organization (ICCO) declared that Venezuela’s cocoa surpasses global excellence standards due to its incredibly varied genetics -you can find more than 10 types of clusters or genetic families in only one Venezuelan cocoa plantation! – location, privileged weather, flavour and passion with which the local workers cultivate the bean.
Recently there have been numerous new chocolatiers who have made the best out Venezuela’s current economic crisis and have exported their exquisite work; therefore Venezuelan artisanal chocolate has been filling American, European and Asian shelves.
These gourmet chocolate bars vary in flavour and present the most exotic and divine combinations. Milk chocolate with passion fruit, lime, mango… milk chocolate with salt or hot pepper, to name just a few!
Chocolate has always been rooted in the heart and history of Venezuela, so it was only fitting that a Venezuelan premium chocolate brand be named after a well-know Veneuelan. Franceschi. See more info about Franceschi here.
The chocolate world is a wonder, which many are still to discover. Our idea is to give people options, like pairing exquisite chocolate with wonderful Venezuelan rum. Such combination is the perfect accompaniment. It enhances both flavours and keeps the palate – and you – happy.
Get to know Venezuela’s chocolate and open up to a whole new world of exotic flavours!!
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