SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier and Alwen’s Promise Group Join Efforts to Assist in Value-Adding Industry, While Exposing the Best of Dominica’s Cacao...

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Collaboration Helps Bring Forth Added Value Throughout the Caribbean Cacao Industry SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier and the Alwen’s Promise Group today announced a groundbreaking collaborative engagement.

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Our focus is value-add in the Caribbean and we are very pleased in providing the needed assistance to bring forth value to the people of the Dominica

SPAGnVOLA Chocolatier has entered into a strategic collaborative engagement with the Alwen's Promise Group, which launched the Dominica’s first chocolate bar in 2008. Through SPAGnVOLA’s outreach program, the partnership is aimed at providing technical assistance in the creation of a single source chocolate production from the islands own cacao resources. The link with SPAGnVOLA - a highly regarded, vertically integrated, Caribbean owned Chocolatier in the United States - promises to assist in value-adding industry, while exposing the best of Dominica's cocoa product to the global chocolate community.

The collaborative engagement is to bring forth value add technical assistance in the Dominica, utilizing technical expertise from SPAGnVOLA. For centuries Dominica has produced some of the best cocoa pods, without the means to value add, and so benefit local cocoa farmers, national industrial prowess, and the overall economy.

“Our foundation as a vertically integrated business, which encompasses giving back to communities, “said Eric Reid, the CEO/Found of SPAGnVOLA. “Our focus is value-add in the Caribbean and we are very pleased in providing the needed assistance to bring forth value to the people of the Dominica, “said Eric Reid, the CEO/Founder of SPAGnVOLA.

According to Gabriel Christian, the developer of Alwen Promise’ Chocolat de la Dominique, “Eric Reid and SPAGnVOLA are a visionary team, rooted in social responsibility and dedicated to the empowerment of cocoa farmers in Dominica, the Caribbean, the Americas and elsewhere. We are honored to work with them and bring such competence to our island.”

SPAGnVOLA® is a premium chocolate brand and boutique (pronounced as spang – vola) meaning Hispaniola in Creole, refers to the island where the Dominican Republic is located and is not only the name of a new enterprise, but honors the land, people, and cultures of the company's founders, Eric and Crisoire Reid.

SPAGnVOLA premium chocolates are used to create decadent pieces of artfully crafted bonbons and truffles by co-owner and Head Chocolatier Crisoire Reid, who has developed the most aromatic, savory pieces of chocolate artwork. These are edible gems. Mrs. Reid’s exquisite creations not only capture the eyes, but overwhelm the palate triggering never-ending desire.

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About Alwen’s Promise Group
The Alwen's Group launched Chocolat de la Dominique at in 2008. It was Dominica's first local chocolate bar milled with cacao from the island's Layou Valley. The event was an inspirational moment and manifestation of Dominican industry, entrepreneurship and "can do." The developers hope it will be the first of many agro processing initiatives to boost food production on island and spur sustainable organic agriculture. Chocolate bars were presented to the main speakers by Marketing Director Joan Christian who gave the vote of thanks. Many buyers came back to buy bars, as they quickly consumed their initial purchases, so exquisite was the taste. Every production run was sold out. The new partnership with SPAGnVOLA is geared to further enhancing the product, while improving the production of premium cacao pods on the island, and enhancing the benefits to farmers. The ultimate objective is to bring premium organically grown chocolate to the world.

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