From the bright minds at Treebo, here comes another mind-blowing idea for your Valentine’s Day rendezvous. If I ask you to name 5 Valentiney things, I’m pretty sure chocolate would make it to the list. Am I right, or am I right? And what could be a better Valentine’s Day date idea than going on a chocolate-hogging spree? Gift them or enjoy them fresh; the choice is yours. So come on board and check out some of the places popular as the heaven of chocolates in India!
A tour in the factory of Amul Chocolates in India
Who didn’t envy Charlie when he got the golden ticket to explore Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory? I certainly did! Want to know where to find a similar experience of watching the most delicious chocolates in India in the making? Amul’s factory in Anand is the answer.
In Anand, Gujarat lies the state-of-the-art factory of Amul Chocolates. Pre-book your tour at Amul’s fully automatic chocolate plant this Valentine’s Day, and learn all about the art of making this sinful
It takes around 4 hours for a person to check out the whole plant. The tour doesn’t just cover a lesson on the factory’s history, mixing, packaging, and other manufacturing-related steps, but also a CHOCOLATE TASTING SESSION! To make your Valentine happy, you can give them a bag full of freshly made Amul chocolates.
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Relish the finest homemade chocolates in India at Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal is a breathtaking hill station in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. Want to know why we’re endorsing it as the perfect place to spend a wonderful Valentine’s Day? Kodaikanal is one of the most significant contributors to premium cocoa in India. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of plantations from almost every vantage. In addition to that, every nook and corner of the town has a shop that sells some of the very palatable chocolates in India. You can enjoy some even as you take a stroll down the streets with your date.
The chocolates prepared here are very fresh and of the finest quality. Moreover, they make the best treats for health buffs as they’re chemical-free and handmade.
The Hi-Rich Chocolate Store, Pambarpuram, Kodaikanal
The Hi-Rich Chocolate Store at Pambarpuram, Kodaikanal, allows visitors to take a tour of their factory and observe how their sinful chocolate is made. The price ranges from INR 400 to INR 2500 per kg.
Their bestseller is Roasted Almond, available in dark, milk, and white chocolate variants. You can also grab a bite of the honey oozing dark chocolate, black currant coated in different kinds of chocolates, very-valentiney strawberry coated in white chocolate, mango & milk chocolate, marshmallows, and several more.
Their unusual variety of ghee chocolates is something you should definitely gift to your bae.
This artisanal chocolate factory in Mysore is the first one that uses organically certified cacao beans grown in India. By taking a tour of this petite and basic factory, you can find out how this rich chocolate is extracted from the beans, ground, tempered, and formed into delicious tasting bars.
The makers testify that premium and fresh ingredients are the keys to making this luxurious, edible product. The chocolates, once ready, are packaged into beautiful handmade covers, making them perfect for gifting.
The unique palette of flavours includes red capsicum, mango & chilli, Tokai coffee & pineapple, longum pepper, lime & orange, candied gondhoraj lime, etc.
If you’re planning to splurge, you can also find these chocolates showcased at Blue Tokai Coffe Roasters, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, The Grid Cafe Brewery & Kitchen, The Westin Chennai, and The Avenue Regent, Kochi.
Head to the official website of Naviluna for more information.
Macofa Chocolate Factory, Munnar
The Macofa Chocolate Factory, also known as the Manna Chocolate Factory, is a cute little place where you can see every single step involved in the process of chocolate-making right in front of your eyes. The folks at Manna Chocolate Factory of Munnar extract chocolate beans from the cocoa fruits grown in Kerala. If you’ve never seen a cocoa fruit before, you’re surely in for a surprise. Fresh beans are extracted from the fruit and used for making these delightful treats.
You can learn all about roasting the seeds, churning and tapering them, adding the additional flavours to make liquid chocolate, blending them with the other flavours, and whatnot.
Their bestsellers are fruit chocolates and cashew chocolates. If you’re looking for something out of the box, you can check out the seasonal kiwi chocolate as well. Do give their flavours a try if you visit. One of my favourite findings at Macofa was the 80% cocoa bar.
The factory can be visited between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on all days of the week.
Mason & Co, Puducherry
Want the most fantastic example of bean-to-bar chocolates in India? Find your answer in Puducherry’s Mason & Co. Every single process related to chocolate-making, from the extraction of beans from the organic cacao to packaging, is carried out at their factory in Auroville.
The finest beans are handpicked and carefully roasted to make these chocolates. In the long procedure, the under-process chocolate is left for some days for the development of flavour. Once ready, post the rigorous winnowing, grinding, tempering, and moulding, the finally-ready chocolate is manually packed into beautiful covers. To ensure evenness in flavour, every single bean used to form a bar is taken from the same estate.
Chocolate-making is indeed an art. A splendid all-female team of artisans use the magic in their hands to craft these fantastic desserts.
Want to learn in-depth about their chocolate-making process? You can book a tour or participate in one of their chocolate-making workshops. For more information, check out the official website of Mason & Co.
Relive your childhood at Fantasie Fine Chocolates, Mumbai
Remember those childhood dreams where everything in the world was made out of chocolate? Be it the fan in your room, your toothbrush, boring dishes like pumpkin, your adorable pet, or your bike? What if we tell you that you can actualize this dream? No, we haven’t gone crazy! The folks at Fantasie Fine Chocolates of Mumbai have been making such dreams true for ages. This renowned luxury chocolate brand, based in Mumbai, boasts of a 75-year-old legacy.
From cradles to purses, from lipsticks to complete chess boards, they make these toy-sized shapes in an array of flavours.
Feeling artsy? How about painting some treats of your own with their edible paints? The place even has sinful desserts for health buffs. You gotta try their granola bars and other cereal and seed-based edibles.
All in all, this fun little corner is the most perfect place to spend Valentine’s week with the one who makes you happy.
Araku Valley has something spectacular for coffee-loving couples
If your choice of setting for a date is a tranquil landscape, where the lingering aroma of coffee fills the air, and you have a bowl full of freshly made coffee-flavoured chocolates and desserts to snack on, then Araku Valley Coffee House, situated opposite the Tribal Museum, Araku, is where you should be headed.
The uniquely designed cafe, decorated with elements of everything tribal, indeed makes for a unique Valentine’s day date spot. The cafe encompasses a coffee-making machine, some sculptures and statues, a museum where you can learn about the history of coffee, chocolates, and numerous posters and quotes on coffee.
While most of the regions of India plant Robusta, Araku’s coffee shop prefers to plant Arabica coffee. They’re one of the biggest makers of coffee-flavoured, organic chocolates in India. Do visit this place for more interesting facts and sinful chocolaty desserts.
Soklet, Coimbatore District
Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift that’ll make your partner fall deeper in love with you? How about some very sustainably grown and responsibly made chocolates in India by Soklet?
The factory situated in Tamil Nadu delivers insanely great flavours of chocolate pan India. You can head to the online store or visit if it is nearby and purchase brilliant flavours in even more attractive packaging to surprise your loved one. An important bit of information: There’s free shipping on orders exceeding INR 500.
Want to make your date interesting by experimenting and crafting a new dessert altogether? Put on your chef’s hat and order their baking bars made of 70% dark chocolate.
Some other must-try things at Soklet are the chocolaty teas, different varieties of drinking chocolate, choco-chai latte, caramelized nibs, cookies, etc.
Treat your tastebuds at Cocoatrait, Chennai
Cocoatrait is again one of the largest contributors to the industry of chocolates in India. The brand based in Chennai was founded by Nitin Chordia, the first certified chocolate taster of India. With his gifted palate, he has created a beyond-amazing line of chocolate. So, this Valentine’s Day, how about indulging in some sustainable and environment-friendly Kocoatrait?
The heterogeneous array of chocolates has been designed to cater to different kinds of tastebuds. Identify as a tea lover? Give their masala chai flavoured chocolate a try. Does your cup of comfort contain coffee? There’s sukku coffee, Irish cream, filter coffee, and so much more that you won’t be able to resist trying.
Ernakulam’s chocolatiers, Paul & Mike, have some brilliantly chocolaty ideas!
From the innovative minds of Paul & Mike come some out-of-the-box flavours of farm to bar chocolates in India and a mind-blowing gifting idea. In this entire post dedicated to chocolates, we’d like to mention something unimaginable.
What comes to your mind when you hear Choco Bonds? That’s right! Paul & Mike are probably the first chocolatiers in the country to introduce this concept. You can invest in the business and avail some highly interesting perks at the same time. The bonds that cost INR 6500 are limited in number, and available at a discount.
Moving on to the dessert under our spotlight, the chocolates made here will surely be an absolute treat to your Valentine’s tastebuds. Some of the flavours that caught our attention are Fine Milk Biscoff & Gingerbread Spice Mix, Fine Milk Chocolate with Cinnamon Latte, Indian Style Masala Chai Chocolate, Italian Piedmont and Hazelnut Chocolate, Indian Style Thandai Chocolate, and Vegan Dark Balkan Rose Chocolate. So which one would you like to get your hands on?
Craving as hard as I am? Plan your Valentine’s outing at one of these fantastic chocolate havens. To make your celebrations better, Treebo’s cupid has got some pretty awesome stay options for all couples, married or unmarried!