From the humble Kisme Bar to the finest dark chocolates now available in India, every one is sure to find a chocolate that suits their taste buds.
American brands have set a strong foot in the Indian market while our favourite Cadburys has continued to hold its market position as the leading chocolate brand in the country.
Whatever said and done, chocolate has been, is and will continue to be our favourite ‘kuch meetha’, every time we crave for something sweet.
So following detailed surveys and tastings, we have compiled a list of the 8 best chocolate brands in India. Check them out and tell us which one is your favourite.
A British multinational confectionery company wholly owned by Mondelez International since 2010, the name Cadbury is retained on all packaging by the company since its almost synonymous with chocolate in India.
Their chocolates are made with real milk and are known for their creaminess and smooth texture. They are also probably the chocolate brand in the country with the maximum number of favourite chocolates.
With Cadbury’s Silk they entered the premium chocolate market offering variants like roasted almond and Oreo, and with Bournville they captured the upper end of the market that loved dark chocolate.
Their availability is easy and the taste is loved by people of all ages! They also have gift packs starting Rs 50 in their Celebrations range.
Some of their top selling chocolates include:
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Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage company with a subsidiary in India with 8 factories and a large number of co-packers spread across the country.
Their most popular chocolate available in the market is Kit-Kat, a wafer coated chocolate that comes in a fingers format.
They are also the brand behind Milky Bar, one of the few white chocolate bars available in the market. Some of their bestselling chocolates include:
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One of India’s favourite brands for milk and milk products, Amul’s range of chocolates are also highly sought after.
The company dating back to 1948 has given our country a dairy co-operative and put India on the world map as the largest milk producing nation in the world.
Amul Chocolates are made with the goodness of rich creamy milk and delicious cocoa. For better mouthfeel, finest particle size (approx 20 micron) is achieved through a world class refiner.
Recently their single origin dark chocolates made with cocoa beans procured from around the world have stolen the hearts of several dark chocolate lovers.
They also have a variant that contains green tea extracts. Hats off to their recent innovations!
Their best-selling chocolates include:
Amul Mystic Mocha
Amul Fruit n Nut
Single Origin Dark Chocolate
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Ferrero SpA is an Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products and it is the third biggest chocolate producer and confectionery company in the world.
Their Ferrero Rocher was one of the first premium chocolates individually wrapped to be available in India and till ate the hazelnut and chocolate balls are a favourite of many.
Their Kinder Joy is another favourite amongst children and comes packaged innovatively in an egg shape with a small toy inside with every pack.
Their bestselling chocolates include:
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Mars is an American company known for the confectionery items that it creates, such as Mars bars, Milky Way bars, M&M’s, Skittles, Snickers, and Twix.
Like most other American brands, Mars launched its range of chocolates in India one by one and continues to expand its portfolio in India.
Their M&Ms are a bite sized sharable chocolate that is close competition to Cadburys gems and is loved for its peanut variant that Gems doesn’t offer.
Their bestselling chocolate in India is Snickers, the peanut, chocolate and caramel bar that is marketed as a snack due to its high calories, while Bounty, their coconut filled chocolate is liked by many for its unique flavour.
Their bestselling chocolates include:
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An Indian Private Limited company, and manufacturer of the famous Parle-G biscuit, most of us would have grown up eating sugar-filled chocolate bar Parle Kisme Bar and Parle Melody.
Founded in 1929 by Vile Parle’s Chauhan family, the brand announced the launch of Friberg — a super-premium chocolate brand imported from Belgium and Switzerland under their umbrella.
However, it was discontinued soon. Currently the brand has a range of confectionary, mostly limited to sugar candies with fruit infused flavours, jelly and a handful of other brands.
Some of their bestselling confectionary includes:
Hershey’s, is an American company and one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world.
It is the largest producer of quality chocolates in North America and a global leader known for bringing happiness to the world through its chocolates, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks.
The company has more than 80 brands around the world including iconic brands like Hershey’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers and Brookside.
In India, Hershey’s launched Brookside in 2016, a unique dark cocoa rich chocolate in combination with exotic fruit flavors.
Jolly Rancher and Hershey’s chocolate syrups and spreads are also available in India easily.
Their bestselling brands
Hersheys chocolate syrup
Hersheys chocolate spread
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Check out their entire range of chocolates here
Pacari is the world’s first certified biodynamic chocolate company and the most award-winning chocolate brand in the International Chocolate Awards.
It is entirely made in the Ecuador and uses only the best certified organic Arriba Nacional Cacao as well other other exotic organic ingredients native to the region of South America.
This premium chocolate is brought to Indian shores especially for chocolate connoisseurs by Mandara Orchard, a leading gourmet food destination in India.
Some of their bestselling chocolates are:
Pacari 100% Cocoa
Pacari Lemongrass Organic Dark Chocolate
Pacari Andean Rose Organic Dark Chocolate
Pacari Chilli Organic Dark Chocolate
You can also buy Pacari Dark Chocolates from Amazon here
Check out their entire range of dark chocolates here
We are sure, whatever your age is, chocolate is an integral part of your life. Cocoa has that effect on us! So while we are taking on calories, let’s choose to take on the good ones!