Chocolate gift delivery to Cameroon
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 Cameroon 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.
The delivery of chocolates to Cameroon
Are you Cameroonian and desire to taste our refined hand-crafted chocolates produced in Belgium? Are you an expatriate laborer or student living in Cameroon for a number of weeks and you wish to offer a present to a Cameroonian that hosted you? Consider using the Cameroon chocolate delivery service put at your disposal by your favorite brand: Planète Chocolat!
Cameroon: producer of cocoa
The respective histories of chocolate and Cameroon crossed once and for all at the end of the 19th century when German colonists imported the first cocoa pods in 1892. The first plantations covering an area of 11,000 hectares were produced on the slopes of Mount Cameroon. Between the two world wars production became exponential, notably in French-dominated French Cameroons. Historically, the principle production zones were situated between Sanaga and Nyong on the one hand, and Ntem and Dja-el-Lobo, on the other. The sector was recently liberalized in an attempt to profit from the crisis in Ivory Coast; a large producer of cocoa. In 2005, Cameroon produced 190,000 tons of cocoa. Three multinationals dominate the national production: Cargill, Barry Callebaut, and Archer Daniels Midland. The two first companies have their processing plants in Douala.
Cameroonian cocoa: the trinitario
Trinitario cocoa is a hybrid comprised of two species: forastero and criollo. The name originates from its original location, which is Trinidad and Tobago. Its cocoa pod is more or less round in shape, with a regular size, characterized by a variety of heightened shades of color. It offers fruity notes as well as a sharp aroma and slight bitterness in the mouth. The production in Cameroon suffers, amongst other things, from what is deemed to be sub-par quality. Ultimately, it is important to note that 90% of the cocoa production is exported internationally, half of which is purchased by the Netherlands, a third by France and a tenth by the United States. Thus, Cameroon ranks 5th in the world in the production of cocoa.