Chocolate gift delivery to Venezuela
* Caracas - within 3 days.
When will my chocolate be delivered ?
Deliveries are sent to the address you have provided via DHL EXPRESS from Monday until Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
How much are the delivery charges ?
Planète Chocolat offers you secure methods of payment. Our delivery charges for Venezuela are €42.96 including tax.
Is delivery also possible on weekends or public holidays ?
Unfortunetly, no , DHL only delivers from Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 18:00 and does not work during public holidays.
Delivering chocolate to Venezuela, a dive into the history of Cocoa
If you're moving to Venezuela for school or work and you're wondering how you can continue to enjoy your favorite Belgian chocolates, The solution is Planète Chocolat. Thanks to its high-quality delivery service, our brand allows you to get your chocolates even if you're on the other side of the Atlantic.
Tucacas, a town that symbolizes the 17th century's cocoa production
Venezuela developed a cocoa industry thanks to ideal climatic conditions and very favorable soil fertility. The country is home to three types of cocoa trees country: Cirollo, Forastero and Trinitario. In the State of Falcon, sixty kilometers west of the capital, Caracas, the town of Tucacas is a symbol of the history of cocoa. It was first cultivated there in 1626, under the Spanish Empire and under the economic influence of Dutch merchants. The shores of the Yaracuy River brimmed with cocoa trees, Venezuela became the principal export site for the cocoa bean, which flooded the European market. The country was even the site of a revolt against the Spanish Viceroy of New Granada, partly due to smugglers were disrupting their production.
Venezuela produces the best cocoa in the world
Up until 1810, Venezuela provided half of the world's cocoa. Even if it plays a smaller role today, the famous Criollo variety is still highly prized. After some slow years, national production has begun to rise again thanks to a deliberate policy addressing the issue. Planters were able to rely on technical and financial support in order to increase yields sufficiently. As a result, the country has numerous chocolate industries that use exclusively local products. Note that two thirds of the production of Criollo is consumed in the internal market, which says a lot about Venezuela's knowledge of the subject.