At the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam has won an International Cocoa Award for best cocoa in the Asia-Pacific region. The International Cocoa Award, which is part of the ‘Cocoa of Excellence” programme, aims to celebrate the flavour diversity of cocoas all over the world and to recognise overall excellence in cocoa processing and quality.
The International Cocoa Award for best cocoa in the Asia-Pacific region is the result of Puratos Grand-Place Vietnam’s constant focus on getting the best quality cocoa in the region. The prize is the reward of an intense R&D work on fermentation and drying started by the team in 2009 with the intention of creating a new origin chocolate from high-quality beans under its own Coco-Trace certification. Later this month, the company will open a first-of-its-kind Cocoa Collection and Fermentation Plant in Ben Tre province in Vietnam, as well as a Cocoa Development Center.