Chocolate gift delivery to Panama
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 Panama 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.
It is possible to get Belgian chocolates delivered in Panama!
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Chocolate and the Amerindians of Panama
The link between the Amerindian peoples of Panama and chocolate is both cultural and spiritual. Today, 85% of the cocoa bean production sites are in the province of Bocas del Toro, especially in the Comarca Ngäbe. There are other sites of production elsewhere, maintained by the Afro-Caribbean communities. A Comarca is an area assigned to American Indians who live there. In return, the tribes must promote their cultural identity as well as their way of life and social structure. In place, we immediately see that cocoa is part of everyday meals, just like cassava, maize, bananas, and many of other products.
Cocoa is everywhere for the Kuna
The production of cocoa beans is still a family business, and takes place in the community for a primarily localized consumption. Cocoa is first dried then toasted, before being mixed with water to become a beverage. Using ancient techniques, the producers even manage to separate out the solids from the cocoa butter. These solids are then added to culinary preparations, and the recovered cocoa butter makes a perfect makeup product. The women mix it with the green leaves of mageb to get an excellent cream. For the Kuna people, these are valuable products, often kept locked up in wooden cabinets. Note that cocoa is also used at numerous ceremonial and sacred festivals. During births or weddings, cocoa is burnt or drunk. Finally, cocoa is also used in traditional medicine. In the end, although we see chocolate as a delicious food to eat, for the Kuna in Panama it is a ubiquitous resource, with a long tradition behind it.