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There is no age and no event when it comes to chocolate. A piece of chocolate is the perfect mood changer as it interacts with Happy Hormones (dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins) that contribute to mood and appetite regulation.
In India, chocolates are considered a sign of cheer and happiness. Thus, the chocolate industry seems higher demand during Indian Festival Seasons like Diwali and Rakhi.
As per an industry report, it is projected that the Indian chocolate market will grow at a CAGR of 8.12% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2027.
The best chocolate in India is going to contribute to the industry as they are among the most popular chocolate brands in India. Let’s see what these chocolate brand names are along with their top-rated products. 😀
17 Best Chocolate Brands in India
Here is the list of Top Chocolate Brands in India to buy for yourself and your loved ones. I will also share the best chocolate of each brand to treat you with good taste. 😀
Cadbury is a British MNC owned by Mondelez International and headquarter in Uxbridge, London. In India, Cadbury started its operations in 1948 and now they have 5 manufacturing facilities throughout India. They also pioneered cocoa cultivation in India and currently working with Kerala Agricultural University for cocoa research.
Chocolate Confectionery, Biscuits, Beverages, Candies, and Gum are five categories operated by Cadbury India.
Product Portfolio: Dairy Milk (Top), Dairy Milk Silk, Dairy Milk Shots, Temptations, Bournvita, Bournville, Perk, Fuse, 5 Star, Celebrations, and Oreo.
Nestle is a Swiss company started in 1875 by Henri Nestle. In 1961, it started its operation in India and now it is a major competitor of Cadbury and Amul.
They are focused on sustainable development and created a Nestle Cocoa Plan where they train farmers for better production practices. By the year 2025, they aimed to source 100% cocoa through this plan.
Product Portfolio: KitKat (Top), Miklybar, Smarties, Aero, L’Atelier, Baci, and Quality Street.
Amul is an Indian dairy product brand based in Gujarat and operating worldwide. It is a state government cooperative owned by the Ministry of Gujarat and Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation.
It has a diverse range of chocolates and cocoa products. You will not get every product in stores. So, at least try the top, popular, and trending chocolates that I shared below.
Product Portfolio: Amul Dark Chocolate (Top), Milk Chocolate, Fruit ‘N’ Nut, Raisin ‘N’ Almond Bitter Chocolate, Bitter 90%, Amul 99% Cacao, Tropical Orange, Mystic Mocha, Green-T Chocolate, Choco Cracker, Belgian, Hazelnut, Super Fruit, White Lemon, Dark Passion, Almond Bar, Chocozoo (Popular), Chocominis (Trending), and Dark Emerald.
Parle is an Indian Multinational Company known for its famous biscuit brand Parle-G. Founded by the Chauhan Family of Mumbai in 1929, Vile Parle is a major city in Mumbai known by its name Parle.
It is well known for dark cocoa chocolate under the brand name Friberg. They used to import this chocolate from Belgium. If you are a dark chocolate lover, you must try this product from Parle.
Product Portfolio: Friberg (Organic Dark, Creamy Milk, 70% Cocoa, BlackBerry – Ginger, and Caramel – Sea Salt), Kismi, Hide & Seek, Cafechino, and Eclairs.
An American Multinational Mars is known for confectionery, pet food (Pedigree), and other food products. The company is headquartered in McLean, US, and was founded by Mars Family in the year 1911.
Snickers is the top-selling product of Mars which contains caramel, peanuts, and milk flavor in every bite. If you love caramel chocolates, then this is the right chocolate for you.
Product Portfolio: Snickers (Top), M&M Snickers, Mars, Milky Way, Skittles, Twix, and 3 Musketeers.
6. Ferrero Rocher
Introduced in 1979, Ferrero Rocher is a top-selling gifting product in India during the festival season and even on birthdays. In 2004, this Italian company comes to India and started selling chocolate balls in different premium packs to capture Indian Chocolate Market.
Indian Market loved the mixed combination of cocoa butter, cocoa mass, milk powder, hazelnuts, and wheat flour pressed into a chocolate ball.
Product Portfolio: Milk and Hazelnut Truffle, Chocolate Truffle, and Vanilla Truffle. All these products are available in boxes of a minimum of 4 balls and a maximum of 24 balls.
Lotus Chocolates is one of the largest and finest chocolates and cocoa products manufacturers in India. Starting in 1988, lotus has a fully integrated bean processing unit in Hyderabad. This is a publically listed Indian company and has a motto to provide the finest quality chocolates.
They also offer great gifting ideas, and you can check them on their website and marketplaces (Amazon, Flipkart, and Bigbasket).
Product Portfolio: Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Choco Drops, Chuckles, On & On, Choco Bars, Choco Slab, and Cocoa Butter.
Hershey’s is a famous American company and among the largest chocolate products manufacturers in the world. Milton Hershey is the person who started this company in 1894 in Pennsylvania, United States.
This company is known for its unique taste and flavors. Hershey’s chocolate syrup is the top-selling product in India and I’m sure you have surely tasted this product once.
Product Portfolio: Milk Chocolate (Top), White Creme, Almonds, Dark Chocolate, and Chocolate Syrup.
Swiss Chocolate brand Toblerone is known for triangular shape chocolate where they joined triangles to form a prism. This brand is owned by Mondelez International which is a multinational food company.
The chocolates are expensive as they presented themselves as a premium chocolate brand in India. If you haven’t tried it, try it for a different taste as honey is an ingredient in these chocolates.
Product Portfolio: Fruit N Nut, Milk Chocolate, and White Chocolate with Honey.
Lotte India Corporation Limited is part of the Korean Conglomerate Lotte Group which was founded in 1967. In India, they started business in 2004 and are currently managed by Parrys Confectionery.
Lotte Choco Pie is the top-selling product of this group. Even this brand is known by the name of Lotte Choco Pie. It is a combination of bread and chocolate and is consumed as a healthy snack in India.
Product Portfolio: Choco Pie (Top), Coffy Bite, Caramilk, Lacto King, and Lotte Eclairs.
Pacari Chocolate is a chocolate brand from Ecuador and was founded back in 2002 by Carla Barboto and Santiago Peralta. This company is awarded as the best dark chocolate brand in the world for its 100% cocoa product.
You can only find a few Pacari products in India and I recommend you to try at least one product among the below list of products available in India.
Product Portfolio: Lemongrass, Goldenberry, Passion Fruit, and Chili Exotic.
Founded in 1973, Campco (Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Co-operative Limited) is a group of cocoa growers in Mangalore. In 1986, they entered the chocolate market and started producing cocoa products with the brand name Campco.
These chocolates are made up of locally harvested cocoa to maintain an authentic taste.
Product Portfolio: Dark Chocolate, Soft and Silky Chocolate, and Sugar-free Chocolate.
Ghiradelli is one of the oldest chocolate brands in the World. It was started in 1852 by Domenico Ghiradelli in Rapallo, Italy. Other than chocolate production, this company is also known for its cocoa trading business.
You will get these chocolates on Amazon, Flipkart, Ubuy, and Desert Cart in India. You can also check their website for more information.
Product Portfolio: Intense Dark, Prestige Bars, and Squares Chocolate.
Lindt & Sprungli is a chocolate brand from Switzerland and was founded by David Sprungli and Schwarz Rudolf Lindt. They are selling their products under the brand name Lindt.
These chocolates have a unique taste and now they have a good market share when compared to other Chocolate Brands in India.
Product Portfolio: Lindt Excellence 70% Dark Cocoa, Lindt Excellence 90% Dark Cocoa, Lindt 99% Cocoa Dark Noir Absolute, and Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa Chocolate.
Fabelle is a chocolate brand in India owned by ITC Foods. It started in 2018 as a premium chocolate segment and is handmade. They are focused on producing low-calorie chocolate that will be fit for diabetic patients.
It has a store in Bengaluru where you can buy varieties of chocolates, desserts, and ice cream. As this is a premium brand, these chocolates are going to cost your pocket.
Product Portfolio: Dessert Collection, Specialty Application Chocolate, Gianduja Trilogy, Foret Noire, Open Secret, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate.
Belgian chocolate maker Godiva Chocolatier is owned by South Korean company MBK Partners and Turkish brand Yildiz Holding. Starting in 1926, Godiva operates 600 shops in the US, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
In India, you can buy these chocolates on the e-commerce websites Flipkart, Amazon, UBuy, and Desertcart.
Product Portfolio: Signature Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate, 72% Dark Chocolate, 90% Dark Chocolate, Belgium Assorted Chocolate Box, Dark Chocolate Blood Orange, and more.
Magnum is a major chocolate ice cream brand that also produces chocolates and is owned by a top FMCG Brand “Unilever”. You should try Magnum Chocolate Ice Cream if you haven’t tried it.
As this is an ice cream brand, options in chocolates are limited. You can order these chocolates on Amazon, Flipkart, and Magnum Web Store.
Product Portfolio: Magnum Classic Intense Milk, Magnum Dark with Cocoa Nibs, and Magnum Milk Classic Thin Bars.
Final Thoughts on Chocolate Brands in India
I tried to cover almost all chocolate brand names that are available in India with their product portfolio. All these chocolates have different tastes and I’m sure you will find a new taste on your tongue.
You may face difficulties in finding some of the chocolates as they are available only in Metro Cities’ major supermarkets. Try to search on Amazon, Flipkart, Big Basket, UBuy, and DesertCart to get them online.