Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why the name ‘57 Chocolate (Fifty-Seven Chocolate)?
The name ’57 is short for 1957—the year of Ghana’s independence. 1957 was a revolutionary year for the country, not only because it was freed from colonial rule, but it is the year that gave birth to the nation’s “can do spirit.” Before 1957, industrialization in Ghana was non-existent, most goods were imported and not produced in the country. From 1957 onwards, the country saw a massive boom in its industrial infrastructure and products. Ghanaians were creating and developing their own industries and products. Ghana’s accession in 1957 led to the creation of industries like the Black Star Lines (Ghana’s first shipping company), Ghana Airways (the nation’s first national airline), and the Akosombo Dam (Ghana’s primary source of electricity). The name ’57 is meant to inspire a reawakening of Ghana’s 1957 “can do spirit.” It is a call and reminder that sometimes in order to go forward, we need to look back at our foundation—our roots. ‘57 Chocolate aims to inspire the people of Ghana, especially the youth to create and develop made in Ghana products of premium value.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes! We ship our products internationally via DHL Express, which takes about 3 to 5 business days.
Can I schedule a private tasting?
Of course you can! All tastings are held in Accra, Ghana. For tastings you can make a reservation for a minimum of six people and a maximum of twelve. Please drop us a note, by filling out the form on the “Contact” section of our website.
Where is your store located?
Our ‘57 chocolate workshop is located in East Legon (Accra, Ghana).
Do you use preservatives?
We do not use preservatives. ‘57 Chocolate is all natural, made from bean to bar with Ghana’s finest cocoa beans.
What kind of chocolate do you make?
We offer dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, mocha latte (for our coffee lovers), and bissap chocolate (hibiscus). We are concocting some exciting international flavors that are assured to please your tastebuds. Stay tuned!
Do you do fillings?
We will reveal our options, very soon!
Do you take special requests?
Yes! For weddings, dinner parties, birthdays, any occasion- you name it! Our chocolates are made-to-order. To make your request today, please fill out the form on the “Contact” section, located at the very bottom of our website.
What is the best way to store ‘57 Chocolate?
‘57 Chocolate should be stored in a cool, dry place between 12 and 20 degrees centigrade (like a cool pantry or cupboard). On a very hot day in Accra, an air-conditioned room is desirable. Should you choose to refrigerate our chocolate, please note that this may gradually change the texture and appearance since refrigerators are too humid an environment for chocolate. If you must store it in a refrigerator put the chocolate in an air-tight container (e.g. tupperware). Do not store your chocolate in the freezer.
How can we contact you?
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send us a message on our Facebook page. You can also drop us a note by filling out the form on our “Contact” section of our website. Or call +233 504 736 539. We look forward to hearing from you!