More than before people around the world recognize our country for our national wonder, Machu Picchu and for our exquisite Gastronomy; but did you know our chocolate is well known and awarded internationally?

Peru is the world’s ninth largest cacao producer and the world’s largest organic cacao producer. More than 50,000 Peruvians earn a living through the cultivation and production of cacao with Peruvian farmers working an average farm size of 2 hectares.

Peruvian cacao is cultivated primarily in the regions between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest. The main production zones include Cajamarca, San Martin, Huanuco, Junin, Ayacucho, Cusco and Puno.

Chocolatiers and artisan chocolate producers from all corners of the world have used Peruvian cacao to create the world’s finest chocolate products.

Adapted from: https://wildmountainchocolate.com/blogs/news/peruvian-cacao-a-long-history-of-delicious-chocolate

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