Zambia

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Savanna Premium Chocolate, a woman-owned and run business, is the Cross Atlantic Chocolate Collective's featured partner from Zambia. It is co-founded by two award winning chocolate makers: Lynn and Chiinga from Zambia.

Meet The Team

Chiinga Musonda and Lynn Musonda Phiri are co-founders of Savanna Premium Chocolate an internationally recognized award-winning chocolate brand and Zambia’s first bean-to-bar chocolate maker.

 

“Did you know that while 70% of the world’s cocoa beans is grown in Africa, only 1% of the world’s chocolate is produced in Africa!”. Our goal is to change this narrative and build a global brand of African-made luxury chocolates while bringing more growth and employment to Africa. We make African grown and produced chocolates from Africa’s finest naturally organic single-origin cocoa beans, exotic fruit and superfoods – no gluten, GMOs, palm oil or artificial flavors and colors.

 

We purchase our cocoa beans directly from farmers to ensure it’s the freshest and of the finest quality while empowering farmers to create sustainable futures. We are a woman-owned business which employs predominately women from disadvantaged backgrounds and we source our cocoa beans from a women’s cooperative. With Savanna Premium Chocolate we want to bring more employment to African women.

 

Savanna Premium Chocolate’s Ginger Milk Chocolate Bar won the 2019 European Bronze International Chocolate Awards and the team also won the Founders of the Year at the 2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards.