One of the main attractions of the universal exposition Expo Milano 2015, which this year will run from May 1 to October 31 in the Italian city with the theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”, are the clusters, spaces that bring together communities not by geography, but by common theme and food group. And within the clusters there is one dedicated to cocoa and chocolate where we can find pavilions of Cameroon, Cuba, Gabon, Ghana, Sao Tome e Principe and the world’s largest cocoa producer, Ivory Coast. Here, you can sample the chocolate delights produced by each country.
The environment in which cocoa trees grow in tropical and subtropical plantations will be recreated in this cluster. It contains a large number of poles of differing sizes, which represent the large and varying species of trees under which cacao trees grows. The atmosphere is dense and warm as in a real jungle, where sunlight penetrates the trees’ crowns and casts its rays down through the pavilions.
Additionally, in the common areas, visitors can attend presentations on the history of cocoa and chocolate, the importance of cocoa to health as well as to the economies of producing countries.
If you don’t want to wait for the Expo Milano to see it, take a look at their virtual tour.