Cargill Expands Coverage Chocolate Line With Rare Signature Cocoa
Aimed at international chefs around the world and in time for Easter, Cargill said it was becoming the only gourmet chocolate supplier to deliver the intense cocoa flavors of these beans, as only small amounts are produced by both countries.
“In developing our new Signature Origins products, we have researched the cocoa-producing regions of the world to provide chefs with chocolates with unique flavor profiles that truly stand out from current gourmet offerings.”Said Wim Bastiaens, director of gastronomy and distribution of Cargill.
“The result is our Usulután 65 Signature Origin dark couverture chocolate from El Salvador and our Okapi 65 Signature Origin dark couverture chocolate from the Democratic Republic of the Congo – gourmet chocolates that will surprise and delight consumers’ palates.. “
Along with new product launches, Cargill also revamped its website and new reclosable and recyclable packaging that showcases the various chefs and farmers behind the company’s gourmet chocolate.
“Since its introduction to the gastronomic market in 2016, sustainability has been a pillar of the Veliche brand”Bastiaens said.
Cargill said it is also investing $ 950,000 in a new sustainable development initiative in Côte d’Ivoire supported by Veliche, which aims to empower cocoa-producing households to become “agripreneurs” and run their farms as enterprises.
The program, implemented through its partner, the non-profit international development organization TechnoServe, includes individual coaching on good agricultural practices, provides support for the diversification of farm and non-farm income and entrepreneurship training for women and young people.