Axel Emmanuel (centre) with handcrafted Le Chocolatier Ivoirien products. The former banker from Ivory Coast could not believe there was no African chocolate brand despite the continent producing 75 per cent of the world’s cocoa beans, a raw ingredient in chocolate. Photo: InterContinental Hong Kong Axel Emmanuel (centre) with handcrafted Le Chocolatier Ivoirien products. The former banker from Ivory Coast could not believe there was no African chocolate brand despite the continent producing 75 per cent of the world’s cocoa beans, a raw ingredient in chocolate. Photo: InterContinental Hong Kong
Axel Emmanuel (centre) with handcrafted Le Chocolatier Ivoirien products. The former banker from Ivory Coast could not believe there was no African chocolate brand despite the continent producing 75 per cent of the world’s cocoa beans, a raw ingredient in chocolate. Photo: InterContinental Hong Kong

Le Chocolatier Ivoirien: chocolate bars from Africa, handcrafted by an ex-banker

  • Axel Emmanuel started in his mother’s kitchen in Ivory Coast, before training women there and in Cameroon and Congo
  • He prefers 80 per cent dark chocolate with roasted cocoa beans and wants to open a chocolate factory

Topic |   Africa
Axel Emmanuel (centre) with handcrafted Le Chocolatier Ivoirien products. The former banker from Ivory Coast could not believe there was no African chocolate brand despite the continent producing 75 per cent of the world’s cocoa beans, a raw ingredient in chocolate. Photo: InterContinental Hong Kong Axel Emmanuel (centre) with handcrafted Le Chocolatier Ivoirien products. The former banker from Ivory Coast could not believe there was no African chocolate brand despite the continent producing 75 per cent of the world’s cocoa beans, a raw ingredient in chocolate. Photo: InterContinental Hong Kong
Axel Emmanuel (centre) with handcrafted Le Chocolatier Ivoirien products. The former banker from Ivory Coast could not believe there was no African chocolate brand despite the continent producing 75 per cent of the world’s cocoa beans, a raw ingredient in chocolate. Photo: InterContinental Hong Kong
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