In India, Diwali ushers in the gifting season. From friends and family to corporate clients and business partners, Diwali is the time when gifts become a way of giving thanks and expressing gratitude. Traditionally, Diwali gifts always meant a big box of dry fruits or mithai. If you’re looking to give your Diwali present some oomph, check out these chocolates.
You can never go wrong with chocolate! Dark chocolates has antioxidants and popping a square of chocolate leads to the release of happy hormones, making it the ultimate comfort food. Plus it’s delicious and versatile. Good quality chocolate is an expensive affair, which is perhaps one of the reasons why it makes a unique gifting choice.
Here are some hampers by some exclusive chocolate brands in India:
Blue Ribbon Hamper from Foodhall
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Festive Treats from Du Rhone Chocolatier
Du Rhone Chocolatier’s India outpost in Mumbai, is offers special festive packages in their Pralines, Mocca Glace, Truffles, Mandiants, Florentis and Grignottes collections, among others, of exotic Swiss chocolates. The prices vary according to the size of the box and the collection, starting from Rs 600.
Chocolate Bouquets from Fabelle
Fabelle, ITC Group’s luxury chocolate brand has a gifting collection of six distinct hampers—The Regalia Bouquet, The Signature Bouquet, The Prisma Bouquet, The Royal Bouquet, The Grande Bouquet, and The Elegant Bouquet. The Elegant chocolate bouquet is priced at Rs 2,400 and includes a box of twelve Fabelle Gianduja—a recreation of an Italian delicacy from the Napoleon era recreated using fine Ghana cocoa blended with cocoa butter, a box of five Fabelle Elements—a box of assorted handcrafted pralines, inspired by the elements of nature, namely earth, fire, air, water and wood, and two Fabelle Luxury Chocolate Bars. The Regalia Bouquet priced at a hefty Rs. 22,000 and comes in a casket. The bouquet features four chocolate creations, Fabelle Gianduja, Fabelle Elements, Fabelle Dessert Collection
— truffles inspired by the nuanced taste and texture of all-time favorite desserts such as Crème Brulee, Tiramisu, Banoffee Pie, Strawberry Cheesecake and Lemon Meringue,
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Chocolate Tablets by Toshin
Festive Gifting from Royce’ Chocolate
Japanese favourite, Royce’ Chocolate has festive gifting options—Honeycomb Box and Grand Treasure Box. The former includes 43 pieces of Royce’s bestselling chocolates and costs Rs 3395. The latter holds 87 pieces of their bestselling chocolates and costs Rs 7995. Available at Royce’ all outlets in India.
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Diwali Gift Pack from Mason & Co
Auroville-based organic and vegan chocolaterie, Mason & Co is offering six premium quality bars of chocolate as part of their Diwali pack. Priced at Rs 960, the pack offers bars with a variety of cacao percentage and flavours such as 49% Crunchy Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate, 70% Sea Salt Dark Chocolate and 70% Black Sesame & Raisin Dark Chocolate. The hamper is available on Mason & Co website as well as Amazon.in.
Diwali Special from Fantasie Chocolates
Watch as chocolatier-entrepreneur Zeba Kohli engages Indian celebrities in fun conversations in the company of chocolates on Living Foodz's new show Gimme Chocolate!
Featured Image: Courtesy Du Rhone Chocolatier
Other images: Courtesy of the brands
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