Chocolate gift delivery to Belize
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 Belize 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 Belize
It's slightly ironic to request the delivery of Belgian chocolate to Belize, since the country is the epicenter of the creation of the first chocolate-based drinks. In Belize, chocolate is always appreciated, especially in the south. If you want to offer a gourmet gift to a loved one living there, or to an inhabitant of Belize as a thank-you gift, artisanal products from Planète Chocolat will be a guaranteed success.
Belize, the heart of Mayan life
Long before the arrival of European colonists, the cocoa tree was growing in Mesoamerica, an area currently made up of Belize, southern Mexico, Guatemala, and part of Honduras and El Salvador. Belize has a central role in the history of chocolate since it was in there, in Colha, in northern Belize that the oldest traces of cocoa were discovered on Mayan pottery dating from 2,600 BCE. This part of the territory was also the central region of the Mayan civilization. At that time, chocolate was consumed as a beverage as well as being used for medicinal purposes. A tomb from that time was discovered to contain human remains accompanied by personal possessions that included five cocoa beans. This number represents the 4 directions of the world and its center. Another fun fact is that in some Central American countries, dowries always include 5 cocoa beans.
Cocoa, one of the symbols of Belize
The tradition of using cocoa was handed down to the present in Belize, whose cocoa-growing region is located in the south. It mostly consists of an area crossed by the Hummingbird Highway, south of the capital of Belmopan and particularly toward Blue Hole National Park. Even if bananas and sugar cane are the dominant crops, a program specifically for the cultivation of cocoa was set up in the 1980s. As a result, many local chocolates are made in the area. Production nevertheless remains low. The residents consume it in the form of ground cocoa mixed with water or even pepper or cinnamon.
It's also notable that a Chocolate Festival takes place each May in the southern province of Toledo. The festival has a warm and familial atmosphere with music, dance and the enjoyment of skewers of chocolate-covered fruit.