Whether it is chewed, chomped or devoured, chocolate is one of the world's most celebrated foods.
Global sales of chocolate have been booming in recent years - but not everyone is getting a bite of the pie.
Cocoa farmers in Venezuela are failing to cash in, despite once being seen as among the finest cocoa producers in the world.
Critics say government policies are stifling growth in a sector that could be a major cash earner for the country.
Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Choroni, on Venezuela's north coast.