These Indian artisanal chocolates are worth every calorie

Bonbons by Entisi

Indulge in a burst of flavours with handmade bonbons starring raspberry, blueberry, ginger and lime flavours. If you are craving something desi, there's kesar pista, and seasame options to choose from. For Entisi's creations, owner Nikki Thakker relies on Belgian and French ingredients and techniques. Krishna Villa, Junction of linking road and Sarasati Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai

3D chocolate bars by La Folie Lab


Here's a chocolate bar designed to give you varied taste sensations with every bite. La Folie Lab's 3D chocolate bar mould design is a culmination of La Folie's creative project with design team Sharpenerinc with product designer Shweta Kaushik. Fun, indigenous ingredients have been paired with single-origin cocoa beans from Bolivia, Venezuela and Equador. Think smoked chocolate with pink Himalayan sea salt and hickory smoke wood.  La Folie Lab in Kamala Mills and Bandra; La Folie, Kalaghoda, Mumbai.

Bittersweet Dark Chocolate by Mason & Co


One of the first chocolatiers in India to work with the Indian cacao bean, Mason & Co's signature 75% Bittersweet Dark Chocolate makes this ingredient the hero in their sweet tale. If you're feeling adventurous, pick from their Rosemary & Sea Salt, Black Sesame & Raisin, Crunchy Peanut Butter and Coconut Masala Chai flavours. Mason & Co, Fraternity Community, Auroville. Also available in Natures Basket, Food Hall and other select stores across India.

Blueberry Walnut Bar by Pascati

Launched in 2015, Pascati is India's first USDA organic and fair trade compliant chocolate brand. The chocolatier uses organic blueberries and walnuts to make this wholesome bar of chocolate from cocoa beans sourced across India that are then roasted, cracked, winnowed and tempered in a carefully controlled environment. Pascati, 21, Ashirwad, NS Road 6, JVPD Scheme, Opp. Jamnabai School, Mumbai


Visit the seven corners of the world via Toshin Shetty's bonbons made with ingredients sourced from across the globe. Bite into a Cabernet Sauvignon Brazil single-origin 66.8%, 25-year aged Mondena Villa San Donnino Balsamic Ganachè, South African passion fruit ganachè, Indian western ghat strawberry ganachè and more. Boutique, 1st floor, IVY Restaurant & Banquets GM Road, Amar Mahal, Chembur West, Mumbai

Mango, red capsicum & chilli bar by Earth Loaf


Earth Loaf uses single-origin cacao from South India that is processed at low temperatures with handcrafted techniques to preserve its natural health benefits. Sweet, fragrant and tart, the Mango, red capsicum & chilli bar seems like an odd combination, but trust us, the flavours really pack a punch. Especially as an after-dinner digestif, post a spicy meal. “At Earth Loaf, everything is small batch, which gives us more opportunity to focus on flavour, bringing out the best characters of the cacao bean in each batch,” says co-partner David Belo. 439, Hebbal industrial area, Mysuru, Karnataka

Hand rolled truffles by Chocolate philosophy

These premium chocolatiers use single-origin beans from Ghana, Madagascar, Ecuador and Venezuela with uniquely Indian fillings such as ladoo and gulab jamun for festive occasions. Infused with vanilla extract and orange flavoured liqueur, the truffles are dusted in cocoa powder, confectioner's sugar and finely chopped nuts for a final flourish. Chocolate Philosophy, 412, 9th cross, 2nd Block , RT Nagar, Bengaluru. Order via their website.

Sangria and Dark Chocolate bar by All Things Chocolate


Launched in 2015 as an online store, All Things Chocolate stands out for its beautiful packaging and unique flavour pairings.  Try All Things Barcelona, a Belgian dark chocolate with sangria. “We marry Belgian chocolate with local, fresh and seasonal ingredients,” says owner Kuhu Kochar.Order via their website.

Drinking chocolate by Vivanda Chocolate Co

Arun Narang, who started the company with Ashish Bawa in 2013, recommends Vivanda's latest offering, drinking chocolate, made using single-origin chocolate from Ghana, Dominican Republic and Vanautu to first-time consumers.“All our chocolates and confectionery are made from scratch, in small batches, with minimal sugar and minus the artificial preservatives and colouring,” says Narang. 331, Champaklal Industrial estate, Opp Air Force Quarters, Sion East, Mumbai