When was chocolate invented in India?

When did chocolate come to India?

Up to that point, there were very small amounts of cocoa being grown in India. But that cocoa is said to have been brought from native criollo varietals in South America, likely via Indonesia. The big shift in Indian cacao came in the 1960’s and 70’s.

Who introduced chocolate in India?

Although the British first introduced cacao to India in 1798, by establishing eight plantations of the Criollo type of cacao in Courtallam, it was not until the British confectionery giant Cadbury broke ground in Wayanad, Kerala in the mid-1960s that cacao cultivation became a serious agricultural activity.

Which is the first chocolate in India?

Soklet is India’s first and only tree-to-bar chocolate manufacturer. All the cocoa beans used in their products come from Regal plantations, their own property on the foothills of the Anaimalai Hills. From breeding cacao trees to tempering the chocolate bar, they handle the entire chocolate-making process.

Which country introduced chocolate first?

Chocolate’s 4,000-year history began in ancient Mesoamerica, present day Mexico. It’s here that the first cacao plants were found. The Olmec, one of the earliest civilizations in Latin America, were the first to turn the cacao plant into chocolate.

Where was milk chocolate invented?

Milk chocolate

Milk chocolate bar
Type Confectionery
Place of origin Switzerland
Created by Daniel Peter
Invented 1875
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Is Cadbury Indian?

Our Brands. Our iconic brands have been part of Indian families for over 70 years. We introduced Cadbury Dairy Milk and Bournvita in 1948 and since then has been a leader in the chocolate category in the country.