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Burmese Chocolate & Cacao Culture

At the time of publishing, Myanmar has one cacao farming group, one cacao processor, and one chocolate maker: Ananda Cocoa & Coffee. Based in the capital city of Yangon, the company has been around since the late 1990’s— and cacao hasn’t been in Myanmar much longer than that. Because although you may not have heard …

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Chocolate On The Road: Myanmar

“The first reaction of Myanmar people— now it’s changing, very slowly, but it’s changing— their first reaction [to his chocolate] is ‘it’s made in Myanmar; it’s not good.’” -Jean-Yves Branchard, Founder of Ananda Chocolate Myanmar is much more closely associated with ancient temples and civil war than burgeoning agriculture and tourism, yet both of the …

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