The Cocoa Processing Company Limited (CPC) has unveiled three new products in addition to its existing ones. The new variants also contain about nine varieties that were carefully blended, both economic and health wise
These are Golden Tree Premium Chocolate Bar, which comes in assortment of Macadamia, Pistachio, Walnut, Almonds, Pecans and Coconut and the Golden Heritage Handcrafted Chocolate, which also comes in white, brown and dark colours with Ginger, Strawberry and Cocoa nibs flavours. The third one, Nutty Choc, is also made up of Groundnut-coated Chocolate draggers, which is consumable by all people at any time.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Cocoa Processing Company Limited, Nana Agyenim Boateng l, speaking at the launch said, the new products were inspired by consumer laboratory research and management’s desire to expand its products meet consumer preferences through a thorough search in countries such as Morocco, Spain and China where the company’s presence is currently felt.
“CPC has signed an agreement with China, targeting at least, one percent of its population which comes to boost market for their premium quality products” he stressed.
He observed that the continued export of Cocoa beans leads to oversupply, giving rise to abysmal price for Ghana’s finest Cocoa beans.
He solicited for the support of the investing public to assist the company to replace its existing plants and machinery to increase its downstream capacity and help to reduce export of Cocoa beans.
Nana Agyenim Boateng l said CPC has the technical know-how and the required human resource to expand its operations, adding that unveiling of the new products is just the commencement of several products to be brought forth in the few years ahead.
A Minister of State in- charge of agriculture, Dr. Nurah Geleh, who represented the Minister of Agriculture as the guest of honour, said he was optimistic that Ghana would become the leading producer of Chocolate in the world, given the path CPC has chosen.
Cocoa Processing Company was established in1965 with three factories, two for production, and one to finish Ghana’s finest Cocoa for local consumption and export. Known for producing 100% Chocolate worldwide, it was later listed on the stock exchange market but was along the line nearly delisted due to myriad of factors.
By: Daniel Akpaloo Nyorngmor, Tema