Bean-To-Bar Chocolate Companies in India

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You may have heard of the term “bean-to-bar” when it comes to chocolate, but many of us don’t know what it really means. Chocolate “from bean to bar” refers to the version where the entire process of making a chocolate, from harvesting the bean to creating salable chocolate bars, is performed by the same manufacturer.

Many Indian brands are now taking over the chocolate scene and creating beautiful, sustainable and delicious products.

Here are some bar bean manufacturers in India that you should know about.

1. Kocoatrait

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The world’s first zero-waste chocolate, Kocoatrait is a luxury chocolate brand dedicated to the creation of organic and planet-friendly chocolates. They only use single origin Indian cocoa to make their products. They also ensure that their chocolate making process does not lead to deforestation, child labor or unethical labor practices towards the farmers involved.

Check them here.

2. Soklet

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This company aims to show the world that Indian cocoa and chocolate are as good, if not better, than chocolate from all over the world. From harvesting the beans to making the finished product, they do it all on their own farms. They work hard to bring out the particular flavors of the cocoa bean and thus promise a unique flavor profile!

Check them here.

3. Naviluna artisanal chocolate

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This company was established in Mysore in 2012 and was originally called “Earth Loaf”. Their philosophy on chocolate is as simple as it gets. The label believes in keeping it natural, raw and simple. Naviluna does not roast its cocoa beans or add cocoa butter to its products. Instead, they strive for the best cocoa beans and the best coconut sugar to make their chocolates.

Check them here.

4. Pascati

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Pascati is a bean-to-bar artisanal chocolate company that was founded in 2015 by Devansh Asher. It is now the first Indian chocolate brand to comply with USDA Organic and Fairtrade! The local label is pretty serious when it comes to sourcing perfect raw materials and working closely with the country’s cocoa farmer groups.

Check them here.

Bean to bar chocolate makers are working closely with Indian cocoa farmers and investing in higher quality organic products. They usually don’t use too many chemical additives, emulsifiers, artificial flavors or preservatives, keeping the taste as close to the original product as possible. This is what makes bean-to-bar so special.

Have you ever heard of these chocolatiers? If not, maybe it’s time to research and support more local brands. No better time than now to eat good chocolate!


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