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Fête de la Cocoa

Fête de la Cocoa

{gallery}http://www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/sets/72157632008223632/{/gallery} The University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Cocoa Research Unit (CRU) celebrated its 50th Anniversary and World Cocoa and Chocolate Day 2012 with ‘Fête de la cocoa’ on November 2nd and 3rd, 2012, at the JFK Auditorium, UWI St. Augustine Campus. They also used the opportunity to launch their first signature chocolate bar and their new status as a centre. They will now be referred to as the Cocoa Research Centre. The two-day festival featured chocolate sampling, displays, tours, a storytelling session on the CRU’s history, games and competitions, including a chocolate muffin eating competition and the amusing “balance cocoa on your head race.”

Fête de la cocoa, which sought to garner support for the creation of a new cocoa industry, shone light on the long history of cocoa in Trinidad and Tobago and its contribution to the world. It also highlighted the unique place that Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa occupies in the world and cocoa’s role in the economic diversification efforts of this country.

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