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Chocolate In India

Along with Australia and Hawaii, a very large number of ChocolateLife members are in India. ChocolateLife member Subhashini Rajasekaran asked me to put together this group as a place to gather and discuss.

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Latest Activity: Dec 1

A note from Subhashini Rajasekaran-

I am going to start a venture for sustainable socially-conscious growth of cocoa and chocolate products in india.

I have even found access to 5 acres of land in the Tamil Nadu / Kerala belt where the climate is suitable that will also allow the engagement of the youth in the village community in the development.

Please introduce yourself in the comments section and feel free to start discussions about any topic related to cacao and chocolate in India.

Discussion Forum

Chocolate making machines

Started by Tamanna Zakaria. Last reply by Tamanna Zakaria Nov 12. 10 Replies

Hi everyone,I wanted to know how much does  chocolate making machines and equipments costs in India. I mean if i buy all domestic made machines like tempering machine, enrobers and guitar cutters.In how much indian rupess will be required for…Continue

How to get proper round shape Truffles

Started by Priya Mankotia. Last reply by Priya Mankotia Nov 4. 6 Replies

Hi All,I m new to this group and glad that I have joined it as mant at times one might have doubts or queries to share and discuss but there was no forum to discuss it.I'm a Chocolatier from Bangalore and recently I had made it as my profession.…Continue

Best chocolate blocks

Started by ramya. Last reply by MEOW Nov 3. 15 Replies

At your opinion which company's chococlate block  ( Available in  India) are best? Can any one help me?Continue

How is the quality of Indian couverture?

Started by Ritu Motwani. Last reply by Tamanna Zakaria Oct 31. 7 Replies

Hello,I've recently enrolled myself in Ecole Chocolat's online program. And I'll be needing chocolate couverture during the program. So, basically I just wanted to know whether India made couverture with India cocoa are good enough?Or should I go…Continue

For the Indian market, Real? or Compound?

Started by Song Cho. Last reply by MEOW Oct 2. 5 Replies

Hello Everyone,My name is Song from South Korea.  I would like to learn Indian chocolate market from you professionals.For next few years, do you see Real chocolate to grow? or Compound chocolate to grow? in Indian market?Also, pure chocolate…Continue

Tags: India, Market, Compound, Chocolate, Real

Cocoa Farms visit and "Bean to Bar" educational training at Coimbatore India

Started by Balu Bala. Last reply by MEOW Oct 1. 2 Replies

CocoaTown and Chocko Choza in Coimbatore are arranging a couple of Cocoa Farms visits and full day hands on class on "Bean to Bar" in Coimbatore Tamil Nadu India.  I believe this is the first of this kind program in India.17th Sep 2014, Wednesday,…Continue

Tags: CocoaTown, Chocko, Choza, Coimbatore, Pollachi

What's the procedure for getting chocolates imported from other countries?

Started by Ritu Motwani. Last reply by Song Cho Sep 30. 9 Replies

As I am new to the industry, I've minimal knowledge about getting chocolates imported from other countries.. the procedure involved.. what are the freight charges like.. and how difficult or easy is it to get the couvertures imported in India.…Continue

Equipment Available in India??

Started by Chirag Bhatia. Last reply by Ravi Goojha Mar 7. 3 Replies

Hey, Does anyone on here know of any manufacturers in India that supply machines and equipment for the processing of cocoa beans: roasters, winnowers, grinders, etc.Any leads would be greatly appreciated.Regards, Chirag BhatiaContinue

Coveture or compound

Started by Nadia. Last reply by MEOW Feb 16. 10 Replies

Hi everyone.I have been making chocolates for many years now but there is an insurgent of new products lately in the market giving u many options to try from .I have been using imported compound for my chocolate and very recently i came across…Continue

Food License In India

Started by Balpreet Singh. Last reply by Balpreet Singh Jan 25. 6 Replies

Hi Everyone I am Balpreet Singh from Kreative Chocolates, Chandigarh, India . We are a professional chocolatier and working since 2009.This discussion is for all those home chocolate makers as now food licensing department will be penalizing all…Continue

Tags: chocolate, india, license, food

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Comment by Nadia on June 7, 2013 at 10:37am


I am a chocolate enthusiast from mumbai . I love to eat truffles and make hand dipped ones for family and friends.but lately i have bought a magnetic mould for better finish for truffes but i want to customised it messages or logos how to i do that .There are solutions on the internet but  

mainly from websites based in uk how do i customise my chocolates with what is available in indian markets .Like where to find edible inks and printers that do not clog with cocobutter etc any help for indian chocolatiers will be appreciated

Comment by Choco on June 4, 2013 at 11:03am

Hi alll

Can anybody have experience with small scale conch machine say 20-40kg ? We got second hand one, but internal surfaces of the machine are coated with rust Inhibitor. is it normal ? how can we clean it? appreciate your advice.

Thanks in advance.

Comment by Alufoil Products Pvt Ltd. on June 3, 2013 at 6:19am

We are into CHOCOLATE ALUMINIUM FOIL for wrapping chocolates

Comment by Amruta Pandav on February 25, 2013 at 6:43am

Its nice to see many Indian Chocolate enthusiast here. This is right place to introduce myself. I am operations manager of

Please follow this link for complete introduction

Comment by sinclair pinto on August 1, 2012 at 1:27pm
Hey guys,

It's been a while since I have been here but the good news is I am in India and opening my own restaurant in Goa. After having worked for Michelin chefs in London, Chicago, Florida and San Francisco I have decided to try out in goa.
Subhashini - think you doing a great job and would love to eventually sample some local cacao.
Comment by mr. swank on June 18, 2012 at 8:01pm

My wife tells a story of the chocolates of Tamil nadu. She calls the backpacker stories, I think they sound like amazing fairy tales which need to be explored.

Comment by Paul Johnson on April 6, 2012 at 10:18pm

I currently make chocolate in Costa Rica.  But in 2000 I went to India and have wanted to return ever since. Maybe someday chocolate will take me back to India!

Comment by Antara Roy on February 3, 2012 at 12:54am

Sure!! y not.. let me know then.. my email id is:

Comment by Div L on February 2, 2012 at 2:59am

Hi guys,

Clay, Subhashini, great job on the website / group.. 

Antara, great job with your venture.

This can well grow into the perfect networking platform for chocolate connoisseurs and entrepreneurs alike.  

As for me, I've been an enthusiast ever since I can remember, and i would love to turn that passion into a profession. Hoping to network with, and learn from some  connoisseurs.



Comment by Antara Roy on February 2, 2012 at 12:19am

Hi Subhashini, I m quite glad to see tat u r starting cocoa plantations here in india.. I am a chocolatier based out of Mumbai and would love to check out your products for my brand..

Our chocolates are made keeping in mind our customers and what they wish to have rather than going the opposite way.. you will find we have some unique combinations in our product list which goes quite wonderfully with a marriage of east and west tastebuds. you may check our work on our online shop/website, Our idea is simple, no indian shud b deprived of these brown treats, because they stay in small cities and towns. we have logistics partners, who deliver our chocolates to the doorstep of one and all.. 


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