Uuhm … Chocolate


Known as “the food of the gods”, chocolate’s history dates as far back as 2,000 years B.C. when early Mesoamericans fermented a bitter drink made from cacao seed, chili, mustard and honey. Thought to bring strength to the early Mayans and Aztecs before battles, similar drinks called “Chilates” are still consumed today in southern Mexico.

But it wasn’t until the 16th century, when cocoa first arrived in Europe that the chocolate crave (some would say craze) really took-off. Added to sugar and thickening agents, cocoa was now served to the French and Spanish noble classes in both powdered liquid and bonbon formats. Today, most of the world’s cocoa is produced in West African countries like Côte d’Ivoire. Other central and South American countries account for the balance of word production. Cocoa seeds, like coffee beans are a highly traded commodity and one of the world’s most valuable cash crops. Cocoa’s main spine off product (chocolate), has become ubiquitous, available in an unending variety of formats, enjoyed by all, in every corner of the planet.

So, where do composite cans and cocoa intersect in this sweet treat story? Well, as we mentioned above, the original crushed cocoa seed from so many centuries ago still exists today. Mostly used in dessert recipes and hot chocolates (the beverage of choice for long cold winters), powered cocoa’s preferred packaging is (you guessed it): the composite can. From iconic chocolate companies like Godiva and Ghirardelli, to well-known consumer brands like Nestlé, Cadbury and Carnation; all use composite cans because of their practicality, durability and marketing punch. For chocolate powders, chips or chunks; composite cans are today’s go-to packaging solution.

Canfab has more than eighty years’ experience in partnering with some of the best and most recognized chocolate brands in the food industry. Let us help you choose the perfect solution to make your product stand out. Visit our website (www.canfabpkg.com) or call us today toll free (1-888-5-CANFAB ) for more information on using composite cans for your products.