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Chocolate’s not-so-sweet history

March 23, 2017

What has occurred in the last 500 years, and also what has stopped happening, so that cocoa’s reality be so often associated with slavery and child labor.More info

Chocovision 2016. Make it matter

June 14, 2016 |

Senior business leaders and key stakeholders met in Davos / Switzerland in this biennial business conference which this year placed emphasis on taking CocoaAction to a new level.More info

Chocolate and cocoa companies come together to act on climate change

June 8, 2016 |

The WCF is leading an unprecedented initiative involving several stakeholders in the cocoa value chain to devise solutions to climate variability and deforestation.More info

More children in African cocoa production, albeit with greater access to education

March 10, 2016 |

According to a report by Tulane University, a total of 2.3 million children worked in dangerous conditions in 2013/2014.More info

A new method to achieve a healthier and sweeter chocolate has been investigated

April 1, 2015 |

The America Chemical Society has released a study that proposes retaining as many polyphenols in cocoa’s toasting stage for a healthier and more intensely flavored chocolate.More info

Recreating cocoa plantations at the Expo Milano 2015

February 13, 2015 |

This year, the Expo Milano visitor can walk through plantations where cacao trees grow and learn more about this aromatic and valuable product.More info

The United Kingdom puts cocoa in quarantine to save the future of chocolate

January 13, 2015 |

There are clear signs that the demand for chocolate is greater than the supply. To guarantee this supply and the survival of cocoa, the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre has taken on the role of controlling the quality of every new variety of cocoa in the world. More info

Chocovision – a global outlook on the cocoa and chocolate business

March 24, 2014 | 1

This big international conference brings together the main players in the sector, from the big companies to small farmers and consumersMore info

The 12 best chocolatiers from France and Japan according to “des Croqueurs”

November 26, 2013 |

As it does every year, the “Club des Croqueurs de Chocolat” has declared its verdict in the form of a guide containing more than 151 addresses of chocolateries, classified by a ranking of 5 to 1 “bars”. It is a comprehensive review of the temples of cocoa in France and Japan, and was presented for the first time during the award ceremony at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris.More info

Patrick Roger presents his ‘zoo’ at the InterContinental Paris Le Grand

September 26, 2013 |

From October 17th to November 18th, the historical luxury hotel InterContinental Paris Le Grand will be the venue for an exhibition of 20 chocolate figures by Patrick Roger, Meilleur Ouvrier de France Chocolatier 2000. This is a further step in the influence of his artistic work on chocolate sculptures, a specialty which he has been developing in a very personal style for the last years. Read More