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New Biagio factory will produce 1,000 tonnes of 100 percent Angolan chocolate per year

The Industrial Zone of Cacuaco, in Viana, now has a factory dedicated to the production of chocolates whose capacity will reach one thousand tons of product per year. Biagio continues to boost the national bakery industry, and has already introduced several 'made in Angola' products to Guinea, Congo and Cape Verde. National chocolate – whose cocoa is grown in Cabinda – is the latest bet.


Information about the new factory was provided by Gonçalo Ferreira, the company's administrator, who said that production is based on entirely national raw materials, having started about two weeks ago.

"The raw material for the production of chocolate is 100 percent national. The cocoa is from the province of Cabinda, the sugar is from Malanje, the packaging and boxes are all made in Luanda", the manager told Angop, also stressing that the product is chemical free.

In relation to Biagio's objectives, these include reducing raw material imports, in order to complete the cocoa value chain. Angola has cocoa producers, marketing and pre-marketing agents and a chocolate production industry.

In the brand catalog of this new bet, in addition to milk, white and black chocolate tablets, there are also croissants, mousses, ganaches, figures and bonbons.

It should be remembered that Biagio has been operating in Angola since 2014, specializing in technological aids for bakery and pastry. Its main objective was to produce what was necessary for bakers and confectioners to produce all kinds of doughs, creams and fillings.

In this way, the company has around 600 different product references that meet the various needs of the national bakery and pastry market, from bread improvers to jellies.

Currently, it produces in its three industries, based in Angola, Mozambique and Portugal, reaching several African and European countries through a wide network of partners and distributors.

"We also produce chocolate mousse, cakes, we started making all kinds of gelatine, cream milk, puddings and others", revealed the businessman to Angop, noting that industrial production – apart from chocolates – reaches seven thousand tons per year. .

With regard to the acceptance of the brand's products in Angola, the manager says that it is positive, stating that possibly everyone has already eaten a pastry product, such as a croissant, made with Biagio products.

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