Chilly in the chocolate factory: Togo finds melting fix

May 25, 2016 0 Comments

Lome, May 11: Organic, fair trade chocolate has proved popular in recent years, especially with ethically minded Western consumers keen to give cocoa farmers around the world a better deal.

In Togo a small cooperative has embraced the idea but also stumbled upon a unique selling point in a tropical country where access to refrigerators is limited – heat-resistant chocolate.

“It doesn’t melt up to 35 degrees” said Komi Agbokou, who promotes the “Choco Togo” brand made from locally grown cocoa beans.