Posted Nov 07, 2017
Charley's Chocolate are a bit pleased......OK they're absolutely over the moon.
Cancel that...they're jumping up and down...a lot!
The Mount Edna cocoa grown right here in Mission Beach Queensland has been awarded the "International Cocoa Award 2017" at the Cocoa of Excellence in Paris.
Thousands of entries from 40 countries are assessed and progressively eliminated.
In the end the judges select the top 18 cocoa producers in the world to receive the International Cocoa Award 2017.
Charley's say "Amazingly, unbelievably", but we say predictably Charley's Chocolate are one of the 18.
This is the first time Australia has made it into this very exclusive club of the final 18.
So this truly puts Mission Beach and Australia on the world cocoa map.
Coincidentally it is almost 5 years to the day since Charley's planted their very first cocoa seed.
Charley’s Chocolate tour operates every Thursday and Sunday. (subject to minimum number of guests)
Special Holiday and Long Weekend tours operate subject to demand. (check calendar or call for details)
TOUR DETAILS & BOOKINGS HERE: Charley's Chocolate Tour
Gate opens at 10.00am
Please arrive between 10.00 and 10.20am
Tour starts promptly at 10.30am (we are unable to wait for latecomers)
Lunch finishes at 1.30pm
Photo: Charley's Chocolate