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Vanuatu’s chocolate won awards in New Zealand

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Vanuatu’s Aelan Chocolate have won recognition at the inaugural New Zealand Chocolate Awards 2017.

The top award also adds to their winning entries into the World Cocoa of Excellence competition in France, where two of their four entries were placed in the top 50 cocoa producers in the World.

It is a major achievement for ACTIV Association who have had a very busy year, entering competitions and at the same time rebranding and repackaging their chocolate, reports Pacific Periscope.

At the New Zealand Chocolate Awards, Aelan Chocolate was awarded three silver medals for its Dark Chocolate Single Origin from Vanuatu Malo, Dark Chocolate Single Origin from Vanuatu, Malekula and Dark Chocolate Single Origin from Vanuatu, Santo and bronze for Epi’s Dark Chocolate Single Origin.

It is high achievement for the relatively new chocolate maker who began in 2015, in a factory based within the ACTIV Association Centre, a 15-minute drive from Port Vila’s CBD in Vanuatu.