Chocolate gift delivery to Uganda
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 Uganda 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.
Delivering chocolate to Uganda
Are you heading to Africa soon, more specifically Uganda, and you'd like to offer a gourmet gift to your hosts there? Don't hesitate to call on your favorite Brussels-based artisanal chocolatier, Planète Chocolat. You just have to choose the assortment of truffles or caraques that appeals to you, confirm your order and provide us with the shipping address for your package in Uganda.
Growing Cocoa trees in Uganda
The history of the production of cocoa beans in Uganda dates back about a century. Levels of production reached peak growth in the 1960s before negligence on the part of successive governments and a lack of financing led to its rapid decline. Today, the cocoa industry in Uganda is again benefitting from the interest of politicians, which has allowed the country to recover its ranking as the fifth-largest cocoa producing country in in Africa. In 2012, national production reached 19,000 tons, then 24,000 tons the following year. The country wants to double this amount within 5 years notably thanks to climatic conditions which are particularly favorable to the cocoa growing industry and the improvement of yields following recent efforts in this area.
Cocoa bean exports brought Uganda 65 million dollars in 2013. Their cultivation covers 49,421 acres and supports no less than 10,000 families. However, Ugandan entrepreneurs are now trying to master the processing of these cocoa beans into chocolate bars and cocoa butter. It should be noted that Uganda imports between 15 and 20 million dollars in chocolate products. The goal is therefore to to win over parts of the local market by selling chocolate that is 100% Ugandan at prices that are more affordable for the average Ugandan income. Nevertheless, if you're currently in Kampala, Gulu, Lira, Jinja, or Mukono, don't hesitate to have some Belgian chocolate delivered for you, your loved ones and friends to enjoy and your friends while you're there.