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[[File:Madecasse_0001.jpg|thumb|600px|none|Madécasse chocolate bar with 70% cocoa]]
Almost all cocoa grown in Madgascar come from within an area with a 50-kilometre
radios within the Sambirano region and along the Sambirano riverbed where the annual floods enrich the nutrients of the soil. Unlike some other cocoa producing nations, Madagascan cocoa yields crop all year round.
Two former Peace Corps workers, Tim McCollum and Brett Beach, co-founded Madécasse in 2008 while working in Madagascar with an aim to benefit a local farming industry through a cooperative of 45 farmers.
Their chocolate was originally made and
packed on location by the [[Chocolaterie Robert]] in [[Antananarivo]] and is now (since 2009 ) produced by [[Cinagra]], Madagascar second chocolate maker, also located in Antananarivo.
In 2011, Madécasse was awarded one of ''[http://www.fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2011/profile/madecasse.php|50 Most Innovative Companies]'' by [http://www.fastcompany.com|Fast Company] - a media company which features unique business formulas and
the individuals behind them in their printed and online publications.
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