Ondo candies to launch in U.S., European markets

Sweets produced in Ondo will quickly hit European markets from July, starting with the UK.

Sweets produced in Ondo will quickly hit European markets from July, starting with the UK.

The candies are produced on the recently-completed Sunshine Chocolate Manufacturing facility at Alade Idanre.

On Thursday, the agency’s managing director, Robo Adhuze, disclosed that the export of chocolate bars from Nigeria would improve income from non-oil exports.

He additionally acknowledged that including worth to cocoa, a readily-available commodity in Ondo, would increase the state’s financial growth, revealing that the chocolate bars can be launched in London by Nigeria’s excessive commissioner to the UK, Sarafa Isola.

“The Nigerian excessive commissioner to the UK is raring to launch the product in London. He has even invited us to the UK to exhibit our merchandise, however we’re ready to finish all obligatory documentation,” added Mr Adhuze. “We’re those slowing issues down as we need to guarantee a hitch-free train; in any other case, the launch would have taken place in February or final weekend.”

The launch of the chocolate in London in July can be the precursor to the exportation of the merchandise to the UK, famous the agency’s managing director.

“This 12 months, we might have our first official export as just about all the pieces is about. Documentation in Nigeria and the UK is the one challenge we’re tackling for now,’’ the chocolate agency’s boss stated.

After launching in Europe, the Ondo candies can be exported to Canada and the U.S. earlier than the top of the 12 months.

In response to him, the corporate’s exploratory group to Canada will return quickly, and a date shall be mounted for the Canada launch, whereas the U.S. would comply with in fast succession.

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He defined that the chocolate bars had been already on sale within the U.S. and different elements of the world.

“The scheduled official launches would usher in overseas change as all documentation should have been accomplished,” he added.

The Sunshine Chocolate Manufacturing facility is a public-private partnership between the Ondo authorities and Schokville Ltd.