Not Sure If It’s 100% Cacao, But It Is 100% Tanzania!
DAR ES SALAAM, April 17 (Reuters) – Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier. She makes fine chocolate in Africa using local African ingredients.
Other African companies such as Ghana’s Golden Tree use local cocoa but import milk powder and sugar. Multinationals such as Nestle mass produce chocolate in South Africa for the continent’s consumers and source ingredients globally.
But few firms match Kweka’s ideal — she uses Tanzanian beans and local sugar to make organic chocolate that is 100 percent African. She packages her bars in recycled maize husks for extra authenticity.