Chocolate gift delivery to Jamaica
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 Jamaica are €42.96 including tax.
Unfortunetly, no , DHL only delivers from Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 18:00 and does not work during public holidays.
Get fine chocolates delivered to Jamaica
Are you a Jamaican who recently stayed in Brussels and had the chance to visit our chocolate shop? Then you’ll be pleased to know that you can get our assorted truffles, selections of milk chocolate and boxes of pralines via our online store. Take the opportunity to give some delicious chocolates to your loved ones by using the chocolate delivery service to Jamaica offered by Planète Chocolat.
Jamaica, a symbolic territory for chocolate
Although the Spanish colonists were in direct contact with cocoa beans from when they arrived, the British took more time to get started. In fact, it was not until 1655 and the conquest of Jamaica that the English discovered chocolate. Barely two years later the first shop specializing in chocolate was opened in London ... by a Frenchman! The role of the English was nevertheless important because they made chocolate available to the masses, when in the past it had been reserved for a European elite, especially in the courts of the various kingdoms. Jamaica is also the land where milk chocolate was invented, before being introduced to Europe by an Irishman, who sold it as a type of medicine.
A country that produces cocoa beans
Jamaica, like most countries in central America and the Caribbean, is trying to become a player in the global market for cocoa cultivation. This is particularly the case for the Criollo variety, prized by European chocolate makers, of which the country exports about 3,000 metric tonnes. However, the Jamaican cocoa sector hasn't really taken off, as the state's investments seem outdated or unsuitable. To correct these deficiencies, the Inter-American Development Bank has proposed investing nearly $2.5 million in this sector to increase production capacity. The investment should help raise quality standards through the establishment of nurseries which will popularize cocoa varieties that are more resistant to disease. Unfortunately, cocoa cultivation in Jamaica remains subject to climatic hazards such as hurricanes, which often destroy plantations and disrupt their growth.