A batch of Vietnamese organic cocoa powder has been shipped to Japan and will be sold in Okinawa and Hamamatsu prefectures.
This is the first time Việt Nam has officially exported organic cocoa to the choosy Japanese market.
According to Hồ Sĩ Bảo, director of Amazon Food Company, the organic cocoa powder was produced in the southern Bà Rĩa-Vũng Tàu Province.
The company spent three years working with local farmers to develop a cocoa material area meeting the organic standards of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS), he said.
Bảo revealed that in November, another batch of 1,000 chocolate bars will be shipped to Japan.
Last year, organic chocolate with 92 per cent cocoa produced by the Amazon Food Company won a bronze prize at the International Chocolate Awards.