The issue of child labour in the chocolate industry is a very hotly debated one. Many multinational companies in the past have been accused of turning a blind eye to child labour in their supply chains. So how can you assure that the sweet treat that you give your child has not robbed another child,…

Cocoa beans are the primary ingredient of chocolate. in fact, it is cocoa beans that provide a bar of chocolate, the “chocolate” flavor. Thus having the right quantity and quality of cocoa beans at the right time is of critical importance to a chocolate maker. Cocoa grows in plantations. That means that once planted, mature…

Cocoa beans are the starting point of a chocolate. Raw cocoa beans are cleaned and then ground to make cocoa liquor (cocoa mass), cocoa butter and cocoa cake (which is further milled to make cocoa powder). These cocoa products form the basic inputs of chocolate. The quality of input cocoa beans is a very big…