“The Women and Men of Madagascar are the heart of MENAKAO Chocolate”

It was only natural, then, that we decided to decorate our bars.

Not with the face of Madagascar, but with Madagascan faces. The Tanala (forest dwellers), the Betsimisaraka, the Merina from the Antananarivo region or the Antanosy, all represented in traditional dress.

We wanted to share our love for Madagascar by inviting you to discover its rich cultural diversity.

MENAKAO’s new, curved, slimline packaging continues to portray Madagascan faces, and is now also decorated with patterns traditional to the island. The parchment coloured cardboard pack resembles an envelope sent from Madagascar, sealing in all the richness of the dynamic and multicultural island.

The pictures are also part of our founder history.
Having arrived in Madagascar at the beginning of the 19th century, the Cassam Chenaï family set up their first business: selling postcards.
Four generations down the line, Shahin Cassam Chenaï decided to pay tribute to the entrepreneurial spirit of his forefathers, and made the decision to establish the Cinagra chocolate factory in 2012, where MENAKAO chocolate is made.