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Ivorian chocolate: Making the world a darker place

Ivorian chocolate: Making the world a darker place

Ivory Coast

Despite living in the world’s biggest grower of cocoa beans, Ivory Coast residents have never quite embraced chocolate as part of the national diet.

Cocoa is Ivory Coast’s biggest cash crop, accounting for 22% of gross domestic product, more than half its exports and two-thirds of people’s jobs and incomes, according to the World Bank.

Ivorian president commissioned the country’s first major chocolate factory and companies like House of Chocolate are trying to make good out of it.

The main ambition of the factory is to achieve quality production and profit from Ivory Coast’s natural resources.

In doing so, trying to boost employment and satisfy Ivorians alike.

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