Chocolate gift delivery to Guinea
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 Guinea are €42.96 including tax.
Delivering chocolate to Guinea? It's possible!
Are you a Guinean who loves Belgian chocolate? Are you an expatriate who has gone to live in Guinea for work or study and you would like to continue to enjoy your favorite candy? Count on your favorite artisanal chocolate company to provide you with a delivery service for sending its products to Guinea and any other African country.
Guinea: a cocoa-producing country
In terms of chocolate consumption, Guinea, like many countries in West Africa, is not a growth market. On the other hand, despite significant competition from the Ivory Coast and Ghana, Guinea has been a cocoa-producing country since the 19th century. It was under the rule of Jose Ferreira that Portuguese colonists began chose to cultivate cocoa starting in 1822. The hot and humid climate and 77° F average temperature provided the ideal conditions for the rapid growth of production. It was so successful that a labor shortage quickly developed, leading to forced migrations of slaves. This system of agriculture was employed over the following decades until decolonization put an end to the industry. As a consequence, the labor went elsewhere, leaving les cultivated areas more and more neglected.
Cocoa production: what is the current situation?
During the 1990s, a drop in cocoa prices required Guinea to rely on other industries such as coffee, peanuts and vanilla. In terms of volume of cocoa, Guinea was the 4th exporting country in the world in the 1970s. Today, the country is only in 10th place. The local variety is Forastero, which is beloved by Europeans thanks to its strong concentration of tannins and its acidity. Note that the national policy is attempting to revive the cocoa industry thanks in particular to a partnership with an Indian actor, an expert in the commodity exporting sector.