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The best chocolate in India: organic cocoa cultivation in India

Ökokakaoanbau in Indien
The founders Karthikeyan Palaisamy and Harish Manoj Kumar have been growing cocoa on their plantations in southeast India since 2005. In 2015 they began making their own chocolate from their cocoa beans. Their wealth of experience makes them experts when it comes to the optimal fermentation and drying of cocoa beans. This is one of the most important requirements for excellent Indian chocolate.

The secret of Indian cocoa

The secret of the diverse flavors begins with the cultivation of the cocoa. At the foot of the Anamalai hills, not far from the Indira Ghandi nature reserve, the cocoa trees grow between nutmeg, coconut and pepper. Soklet works according to the principles of permaculture, a sustainable, natural cultivation method. This means that the use of pesticides can be completely avoided. By the way, you can find out why this is so special and so important in Caro's text about the connection between good chocolate and biodiversity .

The first step to chocolate: drying cocoa beans ©Unsplash The first step to Soklet chocolate: drying cocoa beans ( Photo by Fernando Andrade on Unsplash )

Excellent tree-to-bar chocolate of India

Soklet proves that bean-to-bar chocolate from India is very promising! Karthikeyan Palaisamy and Harish Manoj Kumar produce exciting tree-to-bar chocolate from sustainable cultivation, with a lot of expertise and craftsmanship. In 2017 they received the Cocoa of Excellence Award, which was awarded by the research organization Biodiversity International, among others. And of course – you almost guessed it – you can also get the great tree-to-bar chocolate from India from us. We have our absolute favorite bars from Soklet here in our shop ...with a bit of luck there will even be their special edition chocolate with black garlic soon 😍.
Soklet bean-to-bar chocolates from India Soklet bean-to-bar chocolates from India ©Soklet

Would you like to find out more about Indian cocoa cultivation and the advantages of chocolate production in the country of origin? Then read the Theyo interview with the Soklet founders .

Header photo by Raimond Klavins on Unsplash

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