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6 tropical foods you thought you knew
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6 tropical foods you thought you knew

The Tico Times - January 18, 2016

Shrink-wrapped food in grocery stores is what lots of people think about when they shop for dinner. Whether it’s individually butchered cuts of meat, bushels of fruit…

Puerto Viejo to host third annual chocolate festival
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Arts and Culture
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Puerto Viejo to host third annual chocolate festival

The Tico Times - October 30, 2014

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory is small beans compared to Puerto Viejo. Starting Thursday night and lasting all weekend, the Caribbean beach town will be celebrating all things…

Switzerland announces $24 million in funds primarily for Nicaraguan cacao production
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Chocolate watch
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Switzerland announces $24 million in funds primarily for Nicaraguan cacao production

AFP - February 27, 2014

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Switzerland will invest $24 million in Nicaragua this year for cacao production, climate change reduction and municipal management, the Swiss Agency for Development and…

The journey of cacao, from bean to bar, in photos
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Chocolate watch
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The journey of cacao, from bean to bar, in photos

Crush Boone - January 27, 2014

[gallery ids="7339,7340,7342,7341,7344,7345,7346,7347,7348,7349,7350,7351,7352,7353,7354,7355,7356,7375,7357,7358"] See our full story about the growth of the chocolate industry in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s chocolate comeback
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Business
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Costa Rica’s chocolate comeback

The Tico Times - January 27, 2014

Before the Europeans arrived in the Americas on the hunt for gold, the region's indigenous people used money that literally grew on trees. The tiny brown seeds…