Chocolates in various sizes and designs are on display at Aficion in Hangzhou. The smell of cocoa wafts to my nose the moment I set foot on the red-bricked, European-style building. Nuts, mint, milk powder, cocoa and other ingredients for chocolates tempt me in a meter-long gallery. I stop at the fountains dripping white and dark chocolate, and I dip a biscuit into it.
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The facility will have an annual capacity of processing about 50, tonnes of cocoa beans into chocolate, aimed at helping the country add value to its cocoa beans before export. According to Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Afriyie Akoto explained that the North western region is known to be major cocoa growing area. He maintained that the move, apart from creating jobs will also provide an opportunity for the people in the area to be part of the value addition in cocoa production. According to a GhanaWeb report, less than 15 percent of cocoa beans produced in Ghana are processed within the country — despite Ghana being among the leading cocoa producers in the world. In addition, the consumption of locally made chocolate remains low compared to the international market. According to the Cocoa Processing Company CPC , Ghanaians consume only grams of chocolate daily compared other developed countries that consume thrice the number.
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We have brought friends and family ranging in ages from four times in the last year and everyone has a good time. It is a fun activity especially with teens to do that gives you a break from the traditional chines tourist stuff The guide, Sen, was knowledgeable and patient, really the best. For starters, this is not actually a factory, it's a "chocolate theater".