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Old 30-04-2010, 18:59   #16
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Actually you will get "busted" if you try to smuggle in a lot of cocoa beans. Everything agricultural must be inspected and cleared by the US Agriculture inspectors - they may or may not also be Customs duties on the product. Remember the little card you have to fill out on arriving airline flights to the USA - you are allowed $X dollars or so many bottles of booze, etc. Everything else in excess of the "gratis" import has to be declared, inspected and cleared.

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Old 05-05-2010, 01:03   #17
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Originally Posted by osirissail View Post
Brazil is not the best source of cocoa beans for making chocolate. Venezuela, Trinidad and especially Grenada have the real best beans. Venezuela still has some to the rare Criollo trees from which the world's best chocolate is made. But Trinidad and especially Grenada have the Trinitario beans for the next best chocolate in the world. Everything and everywhere else has the ordinary Forastero beans with Africa being the biggest producer. Get your hands on some Grenada Chocolate Company 71% bars and you will never eat any other chocolate again.

I second this opinion.... especially the part about the Grenada Chocolate Company - absolutely delicious!!!!

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Thank you! I just contacted a grower in Grenada and will be getting a sample. Looks like I would need quite a big boat. The min order is 12.5 MT. Ha! I think I'll let the professionals handle it.

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