Dark Assortments – Chocolates

We are basically Chocolatiers and make  assorted chocolates for parties in bulk and on orders. We specialize in the field of Chocolate and present the chocolate not as a candy but as a FOOD with Kreative Art.

We have expertise in 3 different chocolates: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate.

Our assortments include:

  • Plain Naturals with different percentage of bitterness
  • Flavored Chocolates
  • Dry fruits Chocolates
  • Center filled Chocolates
  • Liquid filled Chocolates
  • Chocolate truffles (which also have many flavors)
  • and last but not the least you can Customize you chocolate with different products that we have.

History of Chocolate in India

Origin of Cocoa

Cocoa, botanically known as being a tropical crop is native to Amazon basin and spread to other countries within 15 degrees on either side of the equator including Mexico, Central America, Caribbean Islands, South America, West Africa and South East Asia where the conditions for growing were ideal. West Africa dominates the world production today followed by South East Asia.

How Cocoa Landed in India

Cadbury initiated cocoa cultivation as a viable cash crop in India through a demonstration farm at Chundale in Wyanad district of Kerala in 1965. Planting of cocoa in India on a commercial scale was taken up from the early 1970’s onwards with Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (Formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) giving the free planting material and technical knowhow to the farming community. Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) started research on cocoa in 1972 and Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) followed in 1979. Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (Formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) has been partnering the research at KAU for the last 20 years. In 2008, we also partnered with Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) to help promote cocoa cultivation in the state.

Present cocoa grown Areas

As an intercrop it is presently cultivated in Kerela, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

History of Chocolate

cocoa bean bagLoved since prehistoric times
The origin of chocolate

The origins of chocolate can be traced back to the ancient Maya and Aztec civilisations in Central America, who first enjoyed ‘chocolatl’; a much-prized spicy drink made from roasted cocoa beans.

Throughout its history, whether as cocoa or drinking chocolate beverage or confectionery treat, chocolate has been a much sought after food.

Because cocoa beans were valuable, they were given as gifts on occasions such as a child coming of age and at religious ceremonies. Merchants often traded cocoa beans for other commodities such as cloth, jade and ceremonial feathers.

The 40-60 foot tall chocolate tree – Theobroma cacao – has grown wild in tropical Central America since prehistoric times. The chocolate tree probably developed in the headwaters of the Amazon Basin and spread throughout Central America. The latin name Thebroma actually means “food of the gods”.

Nobody knows when humans joined the gods and started to consume chocolate, but archeologists believe that the Olmecs were the first one to pick and use the cocoa beans. The Olmecs is the oldest known civilization of the Americas (1500-400 BC).

Still Loved today
Chocolate during the 20th century

During late 19th and early 20th century Spain , who had been considered the number one chocolate country falls far behind. Switzerland becomes the leading manufacturer of chocolate products and is widely renowned for its outstanding quality and innovative methods. When it comes to chocolate eating, Germany surprisingly takes the lead with the highest consumption per head, followed by the USA , France and the UK .

As we enter the new millennial, the chocolate lovers worldwide together consume more than a million tons of processed chocolate each year. During the 1990’s the interest in high quality chocolate began to grow and more and more people started to read books about chocolate, participate in chocolate tastings and buy expensive pralines at special chocolate shops or chocolate cafes. This chocolate boom shows no signs of cooling of, and is fueled by new scientific research showing how numerous substances abundant in chocolate have a beneficial impact on our health and over all well being. From being shunned as unhealthy and fattening snack, chocolate has today reclaimed is true status as a revitalizing medicine for the body as well as for the mind – a gift from the gods indeed.