There is no where better to have the feel of a true chocolate taste than the Chocolate Tasting Experiences found in Africa. From South Africa to Ghana, an array of Chocolatiers and exquisite tastings await your arrival for an indulgent experience. In addition to beautiful sites and hidden gems that pulls your soul closer to nature, tourist can lunch their taste buds on a journey that will make a lasting impression on them forever.
Golden Tree Chocolate – Best taste of Chocolate
Our flagship products are the GoldenTree de luxe chocolate bars. There are seven different brands namely, Kingsbite, Oranco, Akuafo, Coffee Choc, Portem Nut, Portem Pride, Tetteh Quarshie and Aspire. Currently they are produced sizes in 20g, 50g and 100g.
Produced from 100% Ghana premium cocoa beans, GoldenTree confectionery products have no cocoa butter substitutes. Since our first chocolate bar was produced in February 1965, GoldenTree chocolates have not ceased to delight discerning consumers. The GoldenTree chocolate bars are specially produced to withstand the hot tropical climate of Ghana and elsewhere
Kingsbite is a milk chocolate designed to melt delightfully in the mouth with a smooth release of all the rich goodness of cocoa and milk. Ghana has a rich traditional heritage of Kingship and Kings in Ghana are the custodians of historical information, especially the history of cocoa in Ghana.
Other great Chocolate brands in Africa are
1.De Villiers Chocolate Tasting at Spice Route
Location: Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.
Pieter De Villiers spent 25 years working in the engineering field; some could say it helps his success in becoming one of South Africa’s leading Chocolatiers. With a passion for local and artisanal food markets, Pieter decided to explore the world of chocolate. With this leap, he has crafted delicious and sustainable chocolate bars, coffee and ice cream.
De Villiers Chocolate is a taste sensation as each chocolate bar is different from the next. You can mix and match your chocolate flavours, all depending on your chocolate preference. We recommend you be bold and try a few unusual flavours during your tasting. Pair salty sea salt chocolate bars with citrusy orange chocolate bars. De Villiers Chocolate is located less than one hour from Cape Town, within the uniquely designed Spice Route.
Tastings are available daily between 09h00 – 16h30. Each tasting can be arranged with a selection of Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, no-added-sugar chocolate, or nut butter chocolate. The range of locally sourced and produced chocolate caters for all dietary preferences.
No one has to be left behind when visiting De Villiers Chocolate.
2.Afrochoc Tasting at Chocolate Factory
Location: Mulunguzi, Zomba, Malawi
Proudly Malawian, AfroChoc is made from pure cacao beans and infused with a range of flavours. Each chocolate is made with the richness of Belgian chocolate and a touch of African infused flavours. Laura Schuerwegen, the owner of AfroChoc, arrived in Malawi to find that there were no gourmet chocolate shops around. And what happens when we do not find gourmet chocolates?
In Laura’s case, make your own!
Each chocolate bar has been carefully thought through and created with determination and hard work. Not only has AfroChoc created great awareness of gourmet chocolate in the country, but it is created many jobs for local and aspiring chocolatiers. The Chocolate Factory is located within the quiet residential area of Mulunguzi and is a short walk from the historic central and botanical gardens of Zomba. The Chocolate Factory features three beautifully appointed rooms, so you are never far away from the chocolate magic!
3.Latitude Craft Chocolate in Kampala
Location: Kampala, Uganda.
Created in 2016, Latitude Craft Chocolate started with the deep desire to build a sustainable traceable supply chain, serving the craft chocolate market with premium Ugandan cocoa while positively impacting thousands of households within Uganda.
Using locally sourced ingredients, from cocoa beans to the added textures, Latitude is a sustainable company that has brought the flavours and culture of Africa’s pearl to your doorstep. Located within Kampala, Latitude Craft Chocolate offers tasting and demo classes for travellers wishing to experience the process of the smooth treat firsthand. These tastings must be booked in advance.
Visiting a locally-sourced chocolate factory is not only beneficial to your sweet cravings. Latitude Craft Chocolates are a certified B Corporation in Uganda. This means, the company provides the highest standard of overall social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.
4.Chocolaterie Robert at La Chocolaterie Robert Factory
Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
La Chocolaterie Robert was the first artisan chocolatier in the world who believed in the unique value of the aromatic profiles of cocoa from Madagascar, which was only recognized worldwide at the beginning of the 21st century. Locally produced in the capital city of Antananarivo, the exquisite chocolate bars are only found in Madagascar. Each process of Roberts Chocolates is executed to ensure quality – from the cocoa plant to the final packaging and product distribution.
Tastings and demo viewings can be arranged prior to arrival and certainly worth a night or two in the Capital of Madagascar.
5.Chocolate Memories in Champagne Valley
Location: Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Made from pure cocoa butter and natural bourbon vanilla, the artisan chocolate made by Chocolate Memories is purely delicious. Nestled in Champagne Valley, the quaint shop is not only surrounded by South Africa’s largest mountain range. Chocolate Memories is surrounded but just that, memories and chocolate!
During your journey through the midlands, a pit stop at this chocolate shop is highly recommended. Besides complimentary chocolate tastings, the gem of the Midlands offers a range of hearty meals, coffee and chocolate pairings, decadent chocolate fondue’s and chocolate water… yes, CHOCOLATE WATER.
No more excuses when asked to drink a certain number of cups a day, when we have chocolate water, we will gladly make the quota!