23 Jul 2019

The growing Pacific Islands Chocolate trade

From Afternoons, 1:27 pm on 23 July 2019

Some of the best cacao to make chocolate is now grown in the Pacific Islands. 

It's taken many years to grow the cacao trade there but now makers in New Zealand and Australia are choosing Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands for ethical, sustainable chocolate.

Luke Owen Smith from The Chocolate Bar in Wellington is a craft chocolate curator and has created a Pacific Chocolate Box for people to taste what's being made. He's here to talk more about the industry. 

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Photo: Luke Owen Smith