Afrikoa Chocolate combine only the finest naturally organic, heirloom cocoa beans with locally-grown unrefined cane sugar to create the Afrikoa range of chocolates – no gluten, soy, GMO’s, palm oil or artificial flavorings or colorings. It takes 12 steps to turn a cocoa bean into a chocolate bar. Each step has a vital impact on how the final chocolate tastes and it requires a special collaboration between cocoa farmer and chocolate maker to create the perfect chocolate bar. Afrikoa are incredibly honored to win in a category with so many fantastic chocolates from around the world – and on the first year of entering the Great Taste Awards too! For Afrikoa, this is recognition that chocolate made in South Africa from African cocoa beans can compete with the best in the world.