PETALING JAYA: The government hopes Malaysia can become one of Asia’s chocolate hubs with its rapidly growing downstream cocoa industry and chocolate industries.
Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok Suh Sim said, she was optimistic on the local cocoa and chocolate industries, and the government is keen to develop more entrepreneurs and companies that can reach international level.
The minister was also present at the official launch of DR Group Holdings Sdn Bhd’s Danson Durianmisu, a unique combination of chocolate and musang king durian powder.
Its managing director Datuk Dahlan Mohd Rashid said, the Danson Durianmisu chocolate is proving to be popular in China as the Chinese love durians.
DR Group is a distributor of a variety of imported chocolate brands, including Lindt, Hershey, Nestle, M&M’s and Loacker.
Its subsidiary companies, Quantum Supplies (M) Sdn Bhd and Fidani Chocolatier Sdn Bhd, manufacture their own chocolate products under the Danson, Farell, and Millton brands for the domestic and international market.