Every year in October, the world’s best chocolate producers meet in Paris for the Salon de Chocolate – a true meeting of the haute cuisine of chocolate, connoisseurs and connoisseurs. Once again, several hundred exhibitors from 38 countries took part in this year’s fair. And one winner has already been announced: Diogo Vaz Chocolates brand from São Tomé e Príncipe wins the prize for the best chocolate in the world.

See for yourself on your next trip to São Tomé and Príncipe! Visit Café Diogo Vaz directly on the waterfront promenade of São Tomé City. But other chocolate producers in São Tomé e Príncipe are also excellent: the famous Italian chocolatier Claudio Corallo with his own plantation and factory, the chocolate farmers’ cooperative CECAB with its new chocolate factory opened in 2023, or the small factory Paciência on Príncipe Island.

Sources: RFI, own research

Links to named chocolate manufacturers:

Diogo Vaz
Claudio Corallo
Kooperative CECAB