Chocolate brings big benefits to cash-strapped Venezuela

Americas Now

The economic crisis in Venezuela has forced many to become creative with ways to increase their income. For chocolatiers the idea to export the country’s high-quality chocolate to gourmet stores abroad is reaping sweet rewards.

The cocoa products are being sought- after in shops in Europe, Asia and the United States.

Venezuela is lauded for its cacao, the basic ingredient used to make chocolate.

Take a look at these savory shots of Venezuelan chocolate production.