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Sailboats: Grain de sail chocolates have a taste of the open sea

2021-10-11T16:15:23.248Z

The Breton company is building its second sailing cargo ship to transport cocoa, coffee and wine. Moored at one of the banks of the Loire, in Nantes, this salient 24-meter-long sailboat hides a small revolution in its hold. Up to 50 tonnes of cocoa powder and coffee beans imported from the Dominican Republic to Brittany, or wines, exported from Saint-Malo to New York, which mark the return of freight to sailing. "It was a little crazy at the beginning, in 2010, but it is less and less ", narra



Moored at one of the banks of the Loire, in Nantes, this salient 24-meter-long sailboat hides a small revolution in its hold.

Up to 50 tonnes of cocoa powder and coffee beans imported from the Dominican Republic to Brittany, or wines, exported from Saint-Malo to New York, which mark the return of freight to sailing.

"It was a little crazy at the beginning, in 2010, but it is less and less

", narrates Stéphane Gallard, marketing director of Grain de sail, which plans to reach 8 million euros in turnover. this year (compared to 5 million in 2020).

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Available in 16 flavors, from dark 75% -caramel to milk chocolate-coconut, its bars, sold on average 3 euros, represent 90% of the activity, with 550 tonnes produced in 2021. Supplemented by 50 tonnes of coffee produced this year and a wine distribution business, selected and labeled, still nascent.

“There has been an explosion in chocolate consumption since the lockdowns.

The Bretons have

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Source: lefigaro

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