The Many Diverse & Delicious Chocolates of Venezuela
El Rey. Nestle Savoy. Kakao. Mantuano. Paria. Sinfonia.
Chocolate with red pepper. Chocolate with Earl Gray tea. Chocolate with sea salt, coffee beans, ginger, granola, and rattlesnake*.
Venezuela, home to the prized criollo bean and exporter of over 8000 tons of cacao per year, manufactures chocolates that are just as diverse as its wide range of landscapes. This is no small feat, considering Venezuela boasts beautiful tropical beaches, lush jungles, the world’s tallest waterfall (Angel Falls), and a desert that could easily pass as the Sahara. (I kid you not.)