Sourcing For The Best
Quality from Plantation to Processing Plant:
At the Heart of the Harvest
We go to great lengths to obtain quality raw materials from reputable and sustainably managed suppliers in West Africa and Latin America. The cocoa beans we select are of the freshest and highest grades.
Beans from various sources are mixed according to the desired recipes. By blending cocoa beans from different regions, we are able to produce chocolate with distinctive and consistent flavours.
Aalst Chocolate also offers chocolate based on single origin beans for customers who desire the unique characteristics of cocoa from a particular region. West African harvests, for instance, are known for their rich ‘body’, while Latin American beans exude delicate fruity or floral aromas. Specialty plantations in Ecuador, Peru, Madagascar and Ghana yield beans with exotic flavours that confer a distinctive character to your culinary creations.
A Sustainable Supply
In order to meet both present and future demand, we strongly believe in the need to wisely manage our cocoa resources. We cultivate a broad network of suppliers in key cocoa-growing regions so that you will enjoy the assurance of a robust and reliable supply chain that delivers even in the event of unforeseeable disruptions.
Aalst Chocolate also works closely with farmers, traders, NGOs, industry partners and other stakeholders to tackle the challenges we face in common. Through regular training, consultation and sharing sessions, we strive to develop mutually rewarding solutions that will yield gains in quality and savings that benefit both local communities and our customers.