Chocolate gift delivery to Cuba
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 Cuba are €42.96 including taxes.
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.
Delivery of chocolates to Cuba
You may be wondering if it’s possible to send Belgian chocolates to Cuba. Thanks to the specialty store Planète Chocolat it most definitely is! To do so simply visit our online boutique, select the most appealing of assortment of chocolate treats, then fill in your delivery address in Cuba.
Chocolate on the same level as tobacco?
The island of Cuba is an integral part of Caribbean arc which extends all the way to Trinidad. The land is favourable for the cultivation of cacao beans, with agricultural conditions bestowing on them notes of dry wood, almonds, blond tobacco and dry hazelnuts. This variety of bean is called Trinitario and is the result of crossing two other types: Forastero and Criollo. Already acclaimed during the Pre-Columbian era, chocolate has its history told at Havana’s Chocolate Museum, one of the only establishments to display cacao-related objects and utensils from that time. Nevertheless, cacao culture was for a long time non-existent under the Castro regime, until the day the leader received a box of chocolates from his Venezuelan counterpart. That was in 2005, and myth has it that the Cuban chief immediately fell in love with these sweet delights.
Manufacturing for the Cuban people
For Fidel Castro, the development of cacao culture has three goals. The foremost one is to allow the people to benefit from the nutritional value of chocolate, which has translated into allowing them to use their ration booklets to enjoy chocolate pastries. The second goal was to develop a new economic sector by creating 100% Cuban cacao beans. This led to the development of Baracoa cacao, named for the town located in Guantanamo Province at the eastern tip of the island. This exceptional variety offers an unparalleled texture enhanced by the aromas of low-acidity citrus and dried fruits. Finally, the plan also included the construction of two processing plants. Since tobacco is no longer as popular as it was for obvious health reasons, it’s likely that once Cuba has once again completely opened to worldwide markets, chocolate will be one of its dignified ambassadors.