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Wednesday 13 April 2011

The day our Chocolate Hero came to Cocoa

A week or so ago our ultimate chocolate hero paid us a visit. Mott Green (a real life Willy Wonka!!), and the founder of the Grenada Chocolate Co. came all the way from the Caribbean to see Cocoa (and some other places in the UK)!

You may have heard of the chocolate making co-operative, it was on Trevor McDonald's 'Secret Caribbean' show on ITV a while ago.

Mott brought with him piles of his delicious chocolate and gave it away to our customers all day long! (trying to tempt those naughty people who have given up chocolate for lent!).

The Grenada Chocolate bar is sold internationally and is available here in the UK, as well as many Caribbean countries and the USA. Due to British support and love of good chocolate, the bar has proved most popular in the UK. Our constant enthusiasm for this special bar has certainly helped selling over 1000 bars a year!

Mott's Grenadian chocolate is meant to be the most politically correct in existence. It is made in the smallest chocolate factory in the world, which is solar powered and a co-operative, using antique and homemade machinery to process the cocoa. Most of the world's cocoa beans are shipped off to Europe where they are processed and made into chocolate. Usually mixed up with Cocoa & cocoa butter from other parts of the world. This makes Grenada and the Grenada Chocolate Co. very unique in the Chocolate world.

We at Cocoa have been supporting the Grenada Chocolate Co. for nearly 7 years now and it is by far our best seller! There is a truly unique richness to its flavour, this is due to how the chocolate is made and the superior quality of the organic beans grown in Grenada. We went over to see Mott and his factory in Grenada last January and stayed on a cocoa plantation where we lived and breathed cocoa for three weeks. We learned how the cocoa was farmed and processed into chocolate.

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