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A Chocolate Map: Where Chocolate Comes From

April 23, 2012 Anne Palermo

2,650,342 tons of cocoa were shipped around the world in 2009/10, according to the latest data from the International Cocoa Organisation.  So when I came across the Guardian's beautiful map of the world's chocolate and where it comes from I wanted to be sure to share it.

 

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1 comment

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    Jul 05, 2012

    Thanks for posting the map! It’s quite interesting.

    But take note that the figures shown only pertain to cocoa exported by each country listed. Countries like Peru use most of what they produce internally, thereby exporting less by comparison to other countries (like Ivory Coast and Ghana) that pretty much export all the cocoa they grow as it is of a commercial grade and not used by higher end artisanal chocolate makers.


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