National Chocolate Day Shortage of chocolate ahead of Valentine's Day

Mr. Augustine Apom, the Ashanti Regional Representative of the Company has confirmed that the company’s factory is experiencing some technical challenges, and that had affected the production massively.

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Cocoa Processing Company head office in Kumasi, Ashanti Region has run out of supply of chocolate products ahead of this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration dubbed 'the chocolate day'.

Mr. Augustine Apom, the Ashanti Regional Representative of the Company has confirmed that the company’s factory is experiencing some technical challenges, and that had affected the production massively.

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He added that it was really affected their sales and their retailers business as well as it misfortune happened in the peak season  when demand for their products was so high.

Mr. Apom explained that the limited stock had already been distributed to some retailers but admitted this was not enough.

He, however, gave the assurance that the company’s engineers were working around the clock to fix the problem and expressed the hope that the situation would improve in the coming days to address the shortfall.

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Some retailers and chocolate lovers in the Kumasi Metropolis are stunned by such bad news and constantly besieging the office if they might their orders will be supplied.

In an interview with Ghana News Agency, Mrs. Philomena Osei, a shop owner lamented that the scarcity of chocolate is really affecting her business.

She indicated that chocolate and other related products including pebbles produced by the CPC tended to be in high demand during the month of February and that was when they got good sales.

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Another vendor, Miss Agatha Agyeiwaa,  described the lack of supply as a huge blow.

Ghana’s chocolates have been accepted widely for its natural and distinct taste. The products include Golden Tree, Kingsbite Milk Chocolate and cocoa products like pebbles, natural cocoa powder, chocolate butter spread and instant drinking chocolate mixture.

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