Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate

Vice President visits our plant in Ghana (12/10/2009)

On September 9th we were honoured with the visit of Ghana's Vice President, John Dramani Mahama to celebrate the 'Good taste of Ghana' demonstrated by our 3 cocoa powders produced in Ghana under the GerkensŪ cocoa powder range. The powders have a unique, delicate and rounded "chocolatey" flavor and are the result of combining our processing expertise with Ghanaian cocoa beans, known to be amongst the finest in the world.

The Vice-President was impressed by our ability to produce products with such a high added value from Ghana's cocoa beans. He also expressed his satisfaction that Cargill not only produces these premium ingredients but sells these to the world wide food industry as Cargill products "made in Ghana". "It demonstrates to the world that Ghana is a perfect place to produce high quality products and this contributes to our reputation. Cargill gives a fine demonstration of what we, the Ghanaian government, want to achieve", he said.

The Tema facility uses the latest technology to transform around 65,000 tonnes of cocoa beans per year into high quality cocoa butter and powders for Cargill customers around the world. It provides full-time employment for 200 staff and indirect employment for many more, supporting Ghana's growing economy and creating new opportunities for Ghanaian cocoa farmers.

Vice President visits our Ghanaian plant



Vice-President John Mahama taking a sip of the chocolate milk in which we promote our cocoa powders with the Good taste of Ghana.

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