Our Story

Honoring History

57 Chocolate products

'57 Chocolate is the pioneer bean to bar chocolate company in Ghana. '57 is short for 1957, the year of Ghana’s independence. Founded by two Pan-African sisters, '57 channels Ghana’s Independence Day spirit  by manufacturing finished goods using the country's resources to create delicious treats in small batches. 

Since 2016, we’ve taken dried cocoa beans and processed them into luxurious chocolate and confections. Using our creativity, we make products that are a reflection and celebration of African art and culture. 

Passionately Made

Cocoa fruit

Our passion is to inspire the people of Ghana, especially the youth to not be satisfied at merely selling and trading the country’s natural resources or other items in their “natural” state, but to use their minds and creative geniuses to transform these resources by creating and manufacturing made in Ghana products of premium value.

'57 is about patriotism and sparking the entrepreneurial spirit among the Ghanaian youth. We aspire to bring manufacturing back to Ghana. 

Women-owned

Kimberly Addison and Priscilla Addison

Kimberly fell in love with the possibility of making chocolate when she went on a factory tour in Switzerland. Disheartened by Ghana's lack of value addition to cocoa,  Kim took up the challenge of learning to make chocolate, right at home! Favorite '57 Chocolate: Dark chocolate with sea salt. 

Priscilla’s appreciation for chocolate has risen to new heights after learning how to make chocolate from bean to bar. She is excited to embark on this amazing journey with her sister, Kimberly, to create a business that will last beyond their lifetime. Favorite '57 Chocolate: Milk chocolate with almonds and sea salt.