Chocolates are one of the beloved treats that impresses people of any age, from a toddler to an old grandmother. One pack of chocolates can instantly cheer someone in a bad mood and can add more happiness to an already happy situation. Moreover, it has been scientifically proven that having a regular intake of chocolates can increase the production of serotonin, a hormone that is secreted by the brain when pleasure is experienced.
Let us then take a look at the top manufacturers of these little doses of happiness in the country.
10. Candyman Chocolate
A company owned by the Industry conglomerate giant, ITC that was founded in 1910, based in Kolkata, WB. Candyman is famous for its large number of variants that have innovative and serve unique taste pallets. Some of its products include Choco Double Eclairs, Eclairs, Verem Lacto, Tofficho and Cofitino.
9. Lotus Chocolate
Founded in 1992, this chocolate manufacturing company has mastered the art of chocolate making in a very short amount of time. It has also other wide ranging products that use cocoa derivatives and cocoa products. Some of the most product lines of this company are supplied to local bakeries and also serve to the national market. Some of their products include Chcukles, Milky Punch, Eclairs, and Kajoos.
8. Parle Chocolate
Dubbed as the company with the best-selling biscuits, the company is also one of the largest manufacturers of confectioneries and beverages. The company was founded by Vile Parle’s Chauhan family in 1929. The company produces and promises quality and taste with each product line they release, be it in the baked good section or chocolate section. Some of its bestselling chocolate products are Kismi Bar, Kismi Toffee, 2-in-1 Eclairs and Fruit Drops.
7. ChocOn Chocolate
Founded in 1994, and established in 1998, initially only manufactured packaged drinking water. However the company was soon lead in a different direction altogether, and their first chocolate based product, Milk N Nut was produced in 1998. Since then, there has been no looking back, moving forward strength to strength producing products such as Chocolaty Bar, Miclcreme Choco Bar and ChocOn Coconut.
6. Campco Chocolate
Campco or the Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative Ltd. Was established in 1973 in Mangalore Karnataka. Of Indian origin, the company used naturally resourced raw materials for the manufacturing of their products. Their main raw material was derived from the states of Kerela, Karnataka and Assam. Some of their products include, Bar, Krust, Fun Tan, Melto, Snack Bar, Treat, Turbo and Dairy Cream.
5. Mars Chocolate
Founded by Franc C. Mars in Washington, USA in 1911, the company very recently entered in the Indian Market scenario, instantly becoming a very popular brand with its international appeal and taste. Competing alongside with the other competitors, it has quickly soared the ranks by almost owning 1.1% of the market share. Some of its products are Snickers, Galaxy, Mars, Milky Way, Skittles, M&M’s and Twix.
4. Amul Chocolate
Amul is the nation’s most beloved enterprise founded by Dr. Vardhese Kurien in 1946, and is owned by the Gujrat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCFMMF). The company was single handedly responsible for making the “White Revolution” a success story in India. Being such a grand manufacturer of dairy products, it should not come as a surprise that Amul is the nation’s largest domestic enterprise selling chocolates owning about 1.1% of the market share. The various Amul chocolates include Milk Chocolates, Dark Chocolates, Fruit and Nut Chocolates, Tropical Orange Chocolates and Almond Bar.
3. Ferrero Chocolate
A multinational Italian company, founded by Michele Ferrero in 1946, the company came to India in 2004. The highest selling product of this company, Ferrero Rocher is one of the most exquisite creations of chocolate and is considered to be the epitome of chocolate creations, with a perfect balance of texture and elegance to its appearance. Other products of the company include Nutella, Kinder, Raffaello and Mon Cheri.
2. Nestlé Chocolate
It is said that Switzerland is famous for three things, its chocolates, its watches and its scenic beauty. Therefore, it should not come as a surprise when this chocolate giant is said to have its origin in Switzerland. The company was founded by Henry Nestlé in 1866 and the giant came to India in the late 1950’s. The company is the second largest selling brand of chocolates with 18% of the market share under its belt with products such as KitKat, Munch, Bar One, Kit Kat Dark Senses and Alpino.
1. Cadbury Chocolate
Their iconic theme song is the first and foremost song that comes into mind at the mere mention of chocolates, proving their wild popularity in the country. Originating from the Queen’s land, the British multinational company was established in Birmingham, UK in the year 1824. Cadbury was introduced In India, in the year of 1948. Ever since then, there has been no looking back for the company, accounting with almost 55.5% of chocolate sales annually. Cadbury includes some of the most successful franchises of chocolates in the market including, Dairy Milk, 5 star, Gems, Perk, Silk, Bourneville, Celebrations.