Omanhene has had a presence in Japan for some 15 years. We decided to enter the market for two reasons: 1) Japan has perhaps the most stringent food safety laws in the world and it was important to demonstrate that an African-produced luxury product was truly world standard when it came to product purity; and 2) Japan is an extremely demanding consumer market with high standards for both product quality and packaging. If we can sell there — we can sell anywhere.
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February 13, 2011: Omanhene on Japanese TV
Viewers of TV-4 in Japan today learned about Omanhene chocolate.
Thank you very much to Mr. Takeo Mogami for sharing these pictures with us.
Blind Taste Test Between Omanhene Chocolate and one from Venezuela
Contestants identifying Omanhene as the chocolate made from authentic Forastero cocoa beans
Note special packaging we use for Japan market
Lots of excitement for chocolate in Japan!
Originally published December 2005