A mixture that mainly consists of cocoa powder and sugar with many other ingredients in different proportions is chocolate. This is a hot favorite among the children. Adults too consume them. There are some people that are so much addicted to chocolates that they cannot call it a day without gulping one of these.
There are a lot of brands that have invaded India from various places. Indians have always welcomed this stuff without even bothering to check if those brands have a positive effect on the economy and health.
In this article let us see how many Indian chocolate brands are made in India, making them Indian chocolate companies.
Indian Chocolate Companies
|1929||Mumbai||Mohanlal Dayal Chauhan|
When I was a kid, it was fun to be distributing one of the most expensive Indian origin chocolate brands back then, in the class after getting wished by a ton of friends. This has been a practice in most of the places across the world. My selection has always been the Elaichi aromatic Kismi Toffee bar. Even though I was getting embarrassed to say the word as a kid, the taste and the aroma never used to stop me from selecting this as the only option to distribute.
We can gulp one or two of this without any thought as they are from a premium food brand Parle.
|1946||Gujarat||Verghese Kurian & Tribhivandas Patel|
This is the second and one of the most famous Indian chocolate brands of India especially with respect to milk. Yes, we are talking about the one and only Amul. This is run as a cooperative society that holds every person who is involved as a stakeholder, making everyone owner.
This type of society was a vision of Dr. Kurien who was responsible for this mission. His discussion with the then action-oriented prime minister whom we lost at a very young age was none other than Sri Lal Bahadur Shashtri. The discussion of them both gave birth to a cooperative society.
This later went on to become one of the most famous brands in India, in the FMCG sector. The chocolates of AMUL can certainly be compared to Cadbury. There are many versions of this and they are all “Utterly Butterly Delicious”.
|1973||Mangaluru||Sri. Varanashi Subraya Bhat|
One more Indian chocolate company that was founded in 1973 in Mangalore is also a cooperative society. In those days the commodity trading, especially with areca nut and cocoa traders, was erratic and a lot of people had to suffer due to this fact.
To mitigate this suffering a cooperative society by name CAMPCO (Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Co-operative Limited) was formed. This though was initially confined to a few places in Karnataka, it has spread its wings to Gujarat, Maharashtra, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, New Delhi, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Assam, and Goa.
It manufactures chocolates under its own brand and also caters to Nestle. A statue of the founder president of Campco Late Sri. Varanashi Subraya Bhat stands in front of the main manufacturing unit.
|2018||Bengaluru||Akshaya Ravindra Babu|
Chocolate is a byproduct of Cocoa powder mixed with milk in a certain way. This Cocoa powder is, in turn, roasted Cacao seeds.
When the proud owner of this brand became aware of the fact that these Cacao seeds are not harvested in the way they had to be, the gap was fulfilled by a proper transfer of the knowledge on how to harvest Cacao seeds.
This led to the creation of one of the awesome made in India chocolate brands in the name of the brand Sihi Chocolateries. These chocolates are a result of the finest beans carefully harvested and graded by farmers.
These chocolate brands made in India are from the northeastern part that apart from comprising the regular Cocoa powder, Vanilla, milk, etc. as ingredients, there is much more added to this brand. Started by a young entrepreneur along with her partner, it stresses on giving opportunities for the local farmers in producing the local crops that are being underutilized.
This has brought in a huge change in the economy in the farmers who are locally producing what can be easily grown as opposed to what is being made as an international standard.
They have been using the underutilized north-eastern ingredients such as
- Pumpkin seeds
- Plum wine
- Naga King Chilli
The company even creates rum raisins and whiskey truffles!
Ooty is called the queen of mountains right from when it was invaded by the Britishers. As we all know Ooty is a relatively cold place to stay in. During the 18th century, when Britishers had just come, it was in the queen of mountains that they would stay in, in the summer, especially when it was too hot in Chennai. As time went by Ooty was declared as the summer-time vacation town.
In addition to this, the Britishers always had a craving for chocolates. So, when they were there in Ooty, they used to import chocolates. However, owing to the hot climatic conditions of India, the chocolates imported were getting melted. So they had to find a new way to preserve them from getting melted.
This is when one of the Britishers set up a chocolate factory, slowly giving birth to many other companies that were started by Indians. This led to a lot of companies starting their own chocolate firms making Ooty a famous place for chocolates.
|2012||New Delhi||Kapil Garg, Varun Garg, Shalini Garg|
One more brand that is started by Indians in India and is into confectionary, from the capital city of India. They have a high-quality range of compound chocolates for the professional market. Apart from confectionary, they are also into:
- Ice creams
- Baked goods
|2017||New Delhi||Ajay Hingorani|
Also from the capital city of India, there is a typical commercial venture that offers a wide range of chocolates, for instance:
- Blueberry Flavoured Chocolate
- Mango Flavoured Chocolate
- Mint Flavoured Chocolate
- Orange Flavoured Chocolate
- Coffee Flavoured Chocolate
- Vanilla Flavoured Chocolate
- Dryfruits Dark Chocolate
- Handmade Gifting Chocolate
- Customized Gifting Chocolate
This also works in a B to B model where they cater to most of the gifting related requirements.
|2013||Madhya Pradesh||Nitesh Kumar Kasturi|
Neptune Group after running a successful venture from the chemical industry, now to the confectionery industry, in the name of Neptune Foods. Neptune Foods boosts of its incredible taste because of which it has flooded the market, both in India and abroad.
They have their headquarters and manufacturing unit in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. A range of products from baking items to kulfi to biscuits to chocolates.
Madhur Full Stop Chocolate
|1996||Madhya Pradesh||M Mahendra Gulwani|
Starting a business in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, they have a range of sub-categories in confectionaries. The venture is not just limited to chocolates, they sell the brothers, cousin brothers, and cousins of chocolate. Jokes apart, they sell the following:
- Lolly Pop Sweets
- Center Filled Candies
- Butter Toffees
- Chocolate Wafers
- Deposited Candies
- CENTER FILLED CHOCOLATES
- Cho Volcano
Nandini is a brand from Karnataka Milk Federation, a cooperative entity from Karnataka. They have been in Karnataka from when it was founded, in 1974 and work on the principles of a cooperative society just like AMUL.
They are the second larges Milk producer in the country after AMUL. They have newly entered the market of Chocolate, like many other milk-related areas.
Please find below the links to wide range of chocolates that are available: