Deep in the Venezuelan jungle, a chocolate Nirvana

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Chuao, Venezuela major producer of cocoa beans Chuao, Venezuela major producer of cocoa beans

The people of Chuao have been growing and harvesting cocoa for the last 400 years.

Although a mere 20 tons of the fruit are harvested each year, this small Venezuelan town is known as an international cocoa capital, and top chocolatier makers have to place their orders 19 years in advance. With recent reports indicating a probable shortage of the fruit in the future, the interest in this remote location will likely be increasing.

Journey with Americas Now, deep into the Venezuelan jungle, to discover this very special place.

Chuao, Venezuela major producer of cocoa beans

To find one of the world’s best chocolate, you may have to journey deep into the Venezuelan jungle, all the way to the village of Chuao.

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