Afrikoa Bean To Bar
“Gone are the days when Paris was the place to find the finest fashion in the world. Gone are the days when Switzerland is the only maker of the finest chocolate.” – Laduma Ngxokolo, Fashion Designer and founder of MaXhosa Africa
We’re proud to be the first African grown and produced chocolate to win a 2-star Great Taste Award
While almost two-thirds of the world’s cocoa beans are grown in African soil, most of it is exported to Europe and America where it is turned into chocolate before being returned to our African shores. We believe in growing the art of chocolate-making within Africa, using the rich resources we have and supporting farmers and their local communities.
We’ve made a promise that our chocolate will always be Made of Africa using cocoa beans that have never left the continent.
We are incredibly honoured to win in a category with so many fantastic chocolates from around the world – and on our first year of entering the Great Taste Awards too! For us, this is recognition that chocolate made in South Africa from African cocoa beans can compete with the best in the world. When we created the 55% semi sweet chocolate, we wanted to make a dark chocolate that chocolate lovers of all ages can enjoy; not too dark and not too sweet – a bar that is in-between a dark and milk chocolate. Thanks to the appreciation the judges showed for our chocolate, we hope AFRIKOA will reach more people.”