’57 Chocolate is the pioneer bean to bar craft chocolate manufacturer in Ghana producing luxury Ghanaian Chocolate locally. Our vision is to drive development and self-sufficiency in Ghana and across the continent of Africa. While our mission is to add value to local resources by transforming them into high quality products that celebrate African art and culture. The name ’57 is short for the year 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 is the year that gave birth to the nation’s “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 high quality.
Their unique wrapper designs and Adinkra symbols on the chocolate squares are two of the ways they pay homage to African art and culture.
In this wrapper we are shown the Adowa dancer. Adowa is a traditional Ghanaian dance of the Akan people, inspired by the movements of an antelope. It is danced during ceremonial occasions, like weddings, funerals, and other social and cultural events. This symbol is called Adinkrahene. Also in the picture is a chocolate square with the symbol of greatness, charisma and leadership.This symbol means Adinkrahene which translates to mean 'Adinkra King'