Owing to the increasing mindful consumption of chocolate by modern-day consumers in India, a homegrown artisanal chocolate maker, Criollo, has entered the premium chocolate market. Organic, dairy-free, and preservative-free, Criollo strives to cater to the consciously informed consumers who crave chocolates that are not just a sensorial experience but also add to their health benefits.
Craft Coffee, an artisanal coffee brand based in India, has launched Criollo a fusion of good-for-me snacking handcrafted chocolate.
Monikered directly from Criollo chocolate - the finest and rarest cocoa grown globally that is highly aromatic and lacks bitterness, Criollo hand-crafts the chocolates from bean to bar at its state-of-the-art production facility. Infused with coffee, the range of bonbons, bark thins, and bars include various other interesting combinations inspired by childhood nostalgic ingredients and recipes like tamarind, guava chilly, and mango chutney, among others.
With an increasingly health-conscious market, Criollo strives to cater with the best coverture-based chocolates that are dairy-free yet provide the same mouth feel and indulgence. Given the demand for chocolate imbued with citrus, spicy, naturally, sweet flavors received from exotic berries, herbs, spices, honey, etc., Criollo has set up an Experience Centre to showcase a visual treat of the chocolate-making process to the patrons.
Abhinav Kumar, Co-Founder Criollo, and Craft Coffee said, “We at Criollo strive to cater to the well-traveled chocolate aficionados with the best taste criollo cocoa-made chocolates while aiding them to reminisce their childhood days by seamlessly infusing these rich chocolate creations with nostalgic flavors. Chocolate consumption couldn’t have been as indulgent, sensorial, and healthy previously!”
To follow a hub and spoke model, Criollo’s experience centers will showcase the bean-to-bar journey whilst boutique chocolate cafes and convenience product kiosks will make the concept more accessible to an ever-increasing consumer segment. The brand is furthermore working continuously towards sustainable production practices throughout its supply chain ecosystem.