<div><span style="font-size:16px;">There are approximately 1.5 million cocoa farms in West Africa, producing nearly 70 percent of the world's cocoa.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Cote D'Ivoire, a country in West Africa, produces the most cocoa. The small nation supplies nearly 40 percent of the world's cocoa.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">It takes between two and four days to make one chocolate bar.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Attend a chocolate and wine pairing to learn more about how to bring out the best chocolates for which occasion.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Try a new variety of chocolate. Milk, dark, white or sweet chocolate are some of the more popular varieties. In addition, you can purchase those chocolate varieties with an infinite number of toppings or fillings.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The average serving of milk chocolate has about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of decaf coffee.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">A farmer must wait four to five years for a cacao tree to produce its first beans.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">Worldwide, 40 million to 50 million people depend upon cocoa for their livelihood.</span></div>
<div><span style="font-size:16px;">The National Confectioners Association - NCA</span></div><div><br></div><div>As the leading trade organization of the $35 billion U.S. Confections industry, NCA exists to advance, protect and promote the confectionery industry.</div><div><br></div> www.candyusa.com As the leading trade organization of the $35 billion U.S. Confections industry, NCA exists to advance, protect and promote the confectionery industry.

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