Reputed for being synonymous with luxury chocolates, this premium brand can be found in Santa Cruz and Kemp’s Corner. Housing everything from lollipops to macarons, ganache and Neapolitans, it’s their gourmet chocolate that is most widely known. Indulge in flavors like Salted Caramel in Dark and Milk Chocolate, Chocolate Champagne, Fine Orange, Coupe Citron, Truffle Noir and Pistachio – and literally a hundred other varieties.
Charlene and the Chocolate Factory
For Charlene Vaz of Charlene and the Chocolate Factory, it’s all about giving chocolate lovers the ultimate chocolate experience. Some of her unique offerings are Strawberry Cheesecake Truffles, Tiramisu Truffles, Cherry Marzipan fillings and peanut butter fillings. A must try is the Kaju Katli, a version of the famous Indian sweet enrobed in chocolate. Not only are they delicious, but her chocolates are also a feast for the eyes, with dainty boxes and pretty ribbons.
Tailored to perfection with dark cocoa, milk chocolate or white to compliment the filling, Samaira Tolani of Shocolaat believes in making chocolates that are exclusive to her clients. Her secret ingredient keeps her creations from melting at room temperature and gives them their signature slurp. From decorating her chocolates with unique stones and dressing up the goodies as per occasion, she brings one’s imagination to life. Let’s talk about the fillings for a minute, shall we? Cara Crunch, Cookies and Cream, Honey, Caramel and Hazelnut are just some of them.
It’s not often that you find gourmet chocolates with an Indian twist. Mumbai based chocolatier, Sanjoy Solomon is on a mission of national integration of sorts. His company ‘Bean Therapy,’ crafts handmade chocolates from of the finest ingredients from all parts of the country, such as Teja chillies from Andhra Pradesh, Chikki from Lonavala, green tea from the Kashmir Kahwa tea holdings and coffee from Watapi, Karnataka. Elaichi Saunf, Himalayan Rock Salt, Adrak Chiraunji and Black Pepper-Mango are some other interesting flavors, all packaged in ethnic printed wrappers
Fantasie Fine Chocolates
The brand name has been synonymous with exclusive handmade chocolates since it launched, three generations ago. Fantasie Fine Chocolates can make you gasp in wonder at their chocolate fountains, chocolate jigsaws, jewelry, hats and everything else you can dream of in chocolate. Their gourmet chocolates are smooth, creamy and addictive, in unique flavors like Bournvita, Crème, Fruit Peel, Ginger, Chilly, Cornflakes and more.
Expect decadence in a beautifully packaged box! Intricately designed, each one provides a smooth pop of flavor, but they’re so gorgeous to look at, you’ll never feel like eating one. Some of the flavors on offer are sinful White Chocolate Vanilla Balls, Coconut Filling in a blend of white and dark coating, Cinnamon Tea Truffles to indulge in at tea time, Rich Cashew, Mint and Chocolate, Peanut Toffee, Salted Caramel and Raspberry.
Get ready to be spoilt for choice because Chocolove takes gourmet chocolates to a whole new level. From Almond Florentine (almonds coated in rich caramel chocolate) to Butter Crunch (caramel rounds coated in chocolate) to English Brittle and chocolate bars, they have something for everyone, even those who like their chocolates sugar free! Don’t miss out on their exotic range of perfectly crafted truffles!
Give the commercialized chocolates a break and take a bite of these decadent ones. You won’t be sorry!