Eating chocolate is like giving yourself a treat, it fills you with joy and content no matter how much we try to stop ourselves. It is one thing we don’t regret no matter how much we do it. And that is because it is scientifically proven that eating chocolate brings us pleasure and reduces stress. So why stop? But for that we need to know the best chocolate brands in India and here’s a list for the same.
Cadbury is almost synonymous with chocolate in India for a very long time. That’s how popular the brand is. And they truly live up to it by always being in the news for their newest creations which taste better than before. Cadbury was founded by John Cadbury in 1824 in England. He originally started selling tea, drinking chocolate, and coffee. Cadbury came to India in 1948 and started by importing their chocolate. Since then they have always been in the market with their new stuff like Oreo, gems, perk, Bournville, Silk, etc. and that’s why they deserve the first spot.
Nestlé is a Swiss company that has invested in every food and drink product. They didn’t confine themselves to one thing and have grown into a multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation. Their most famous chocolate is KitKat which is one of a kind in the market. Nestlé Japan took a liking to this specific chocolate and brought out over 300 flavors whereas the rest of the world just offers 20 or more. They have more tasty creations like Milky bar, Nestlé Chocolate eclairs, Nestlé classic, Nestlé Dessert, etc. They are the biggest competitor for Cadbury in the chocolate industry in India.
Amul has been a dominating factor in the Indian market from the very starting. This brand made India the largest milk producer in the world! And they clearly have an upper hand in the dairy industry but they are not very popular with their chocolates. But it does not stop them from making more and more delicious treats for us. Amul Dark Chocolate is leading the way for them right now with its irresistible richness and exquisite taste.
Ferrero is the second largest chocolate producer in the world. This Italian brand makes the most delicious balls of chocolate with their secret recipe. They have the world’s leading chocolate-nut spread brand, Nutella which was relaunched after improvising a recipe from 1964. They also have some other very popular chocolates like Kinder Joy, Ferrero Rocher and even Tic Tac which is not a chocolate but is equally famous.
Hershey’s is one of the largest chocolate manufactures in the world and they rule the market with their exotic creations. Their chocolate, Kisses is one of their best sellers because of its unique mouth-melting richness and shape. They also excel in Chocolate syrup, and Chocolate Milkshake, etc. They also have baked products like cookies and cakes.
Forrest Mars decided to follow his father Frank C. Mars in his journey of creating delicious and unique chocolates just like the popular Milky Way Bar made by his dad. Their now best selling chocolate is Snickers which is a rich combination of almonds, caramel, nougat with a milk chocolate coating. This chocolate is more than just a bar of chocolate, it is like a snack available in veg and non-veg options. Mars also has chocolates like Mars bar, Galaxy, M&M, Bounty, and Twix.
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company has a long history of experimenting in the Chocolate industry. It all started in 1817 when a young kid called Domenico Ghirardelli was introduced to a local candy maker. Since then Ghirardelli has only seen growth. In the present time, they have celebrated their 160th anniversary and have given the world some mind-blowing chocolates because of their good quality and richness in taste.
Godiva Chocolatier is a world-class brand famous for its chocolates. Godiva is an American company that is jointly owned by Turkish conglomerate Yıldız Holding and MBK Partners. They are known for their top-quality sweet made from Belgium chocolate which is unbeatable in the entire world. They don’t have many stores because their prices are extremely high but are still worth every penny.
9. Lindt & Sprüngli
Lindt & Sprüngli started when David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann decided to open a small sweet shop. Their first ever chocolate was Milk N Nut and since that time their taste and quality have remained the same. On today’s date they have over 410 stores around the world and they are planning on expanding to India soon.
Fabelle is an ITC brand that specializes in handcrafted rich chocolates. Through their chocolates, we can delve into rich cocoa and exotic tastes. Their cocoa is sourced from the best places as they don’t compromise in quality. Right now they only have one store in India. Even when their prices are over the top their chocolate is just…there’s really no comparison.