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Chocolate On The Road: Cambodia

“For us it’s important, very important, that we protect the good name of Cambodian cacao.” -Stefan, Co-founder of KamKav Cacao Company Ancient temples or genocide. Those are the two most common things people seem to associate with the Kingdom of Cambodia. Located in Southeast Asia, and bordered by Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand, Cambodia is so …

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Azzan Vietnam Cocoa Plantation Visit Holding Fresh Cacao Pods

Chocolate On The Road: Vietnam

“Basically we’re finding the limits of what there is today [in terms of quality Vietnamese cacao].” -Samuel Maruta, Marou Chocolate Many people still think of Vietnam in terms of its contentious civil war, back in the 60’s and 70’s. But while the war has certainly left its mark, for chocolate lovers Vietnam has become one …

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Chocolate On The Road: Taiwan

“Most Asian people care about their health. And the dark or black [chocolate] means health.” -Joyce Lee, Founder & Chocolate Maker of JL Chocolate Taiwan has developed immensely over the several decades since Japanese occupation ended, often referenced as one of the Four Asian Tigers. The country is now better known for bubble tea & …

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