One can never get enough of chocolates. It is an indulgence that leaves you wanting more with every tiny bite of the dark, intense and, sometimes, sweet delight. As the Indian market for handcrafted, artisanal chocolates is rapidly shaping into a promising playground for local, luxury chocolates, we list some of the most exotic bestsellers that the brands like Naviluna, Fabelle, La Folie, Royce’ and Ether Atelier are making. Try these!
Naviluna Artisanal Chocolates
What- Mango, Red Capsicum & Chili Chocolate Bar
One of the most loved varieties of Naviluna’s monsoon collection, Mango chili chocolate is handmade from Karnatakan cacao, tarty mangoes fused with sweet red peppers, red chilis and fresh vanilla. Every bar is crafted in small batches at a low temperature to preserve its nutritional goodness.
What- Kashmiri Kahwa
Chockriti is known for its all-natural fine chocolates made from cacao from sustainable, organic farms in South India and Belgium. One of their mantras is, ‘Saving Good People from Bad Chocolate’. Specialising in diverse Indian flavours, Kashmiri Kahwa is a rare chocolate by Chockriti. Their Belgian dark chocolate is filled with creamy, hand brewed Kahwa tea ganache, with underpinned flavours of rose, saffron and cinnamon.
Fabelle Luxury Chocolates by ITC
What- Ruby Gianduja
Fabelle gives a delectable twist to Italian gianduja by infusing the sweet, fruity flavour profile of ruby chocolate with finest hazelnut paste.
All Things Chocolates
What- All Things Monday
All Things Monday is a classic, fancy spin to a typical Monday mood. Crispy and healthy, this chocolate bar combines local flavours of 72 per cent Malabar dark chocolate, cane sugar, toasted oats, walnuts, almonds, coconut, double-baked granola, raw honey, butter and sugar.
What- Bhut Jolokia + Pink Himalayan Salt bar
Notorious for being one of the spiciest chilies in the world, the punch of Assam’s Bhut Jolokia chili is mixed with bitter dark chocolate and Himalayan pink salt. Soklet uses cacao grown in their plantations on Anaimalai hills in Tamil Nadu.
Ether Atelier Chocolat
Chef Prateek Bakhtiani, Founder of Ether Atelier was inspired by Japanese minimalism and oriental modernism to craft these small pieces of exotic flavours of Sour Cherry and Sakura; Soy sauce and Caramel; Wasabi and Tsukemono Ginger.
What- 72% The Berry Good Bar
La Folie’s Berry Good Bar bursts with luscious flavours of strawberries, raspberries and wild blueberries, all meld together with rich Guatemalan and Kerala cacao.
What- Potato chip chocolate mild bitter
Here is Royce’ Chocolate’s interesting take on crispy potato chips. They have generously coated every chip with dark chocolate on one side, leaving the other half contrastingly salty. Their popcorn chocolates are equally popular.