While different people have different food preferences, there may be hardly anyone who doesn’t have liking for chocolates. Gone are the days when people used to say that chocolates are for the children. Now people of every age love to have chocolates. Many researchers suggest that regular intake of chocolates can naturally improve the secretion of oxytocin or the happy hormone.
Speaking of chocolates, not many people prefer having dark chocolates owing to its bitter taste. However, it has been researched that consumption of dark chocolates can instantly help in calming stressed brain and aids in triggering serotonin levels, which in turn helps in sleeping better. Dark chocolates are therefore recommended for people suffering from depression and anxiety. Dark chocolates are healthy substitute for chocolates since they are low on cholesterol and sugar. Rich in antioxidants, dark chocolates is a great option to strengthen your body’s defence mechanism.
In case you are aiming to improve your skin’s texture and want glowing skin, then don’t miss out on dark chocolates. For deriving health benefits from its intake, here are the best dark chocolate brands in India to choose from:
1. Cadbury Bournville
Cadbury is the one of the most popular and highly demanded chocolates in India. Its irresistible taste provides you with 50 percent cocoa and its equally smooth texture and dark chunks of goodness are proofs of the brand’s zest to make fine quality dark chocolate using choicest ingredients. For enjoying sheer luxury and premium dark chocolate, Cadbury Bournville is the one thing to look for. Bournville is available in variants like Rich Cocoa, Cranberry and Raisin & Nuts.
Giving you the apt balance of bitterness and sweetness is this dark chocolate from Hershey’s that comprises of 65 percent cocoa. The smooth and rich texture of this Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate melts in your mouth. This addicting dessert comes in different variants like Hershey’s Nuggets, Hershey’s Kisses, Hershey’s Miniatures and many others.
This Nestle product is a unique combination of slow churned dark chocolate covered over wafers. This slow churned KitKat Senses dark chocolate is made using cocoa mass from high quality beans blended with finest ingredients. The whole churning process takes around 12 hours, to bring in that rich, smooth and luxurious texture and taste that leaves you mesmerised. Available in a dark coloured attractive package, the KitKat Senses also has a milk chocolate variant.
This Swiss chocolate bar brand is a world famous dark milk chocolate filled with nougats, honey and almonds that comes in distinctive shape comprising of series of joined triangular prisms. Created in Switzerland in 1908, Toblerone dark chocolate variant is packed in green or black colour box. The other variants of Toblerone include white chocolate, Snowtop with white chocolate peaks, OneByOne, filled editions, Toblerone Pralines, Fruit & Nut, Honeycomb Crisp, Berner Bar, Crunchy Salted Almond and Toblerone Tobelle.
One of the best dark chocolate brands on the global platform, Lindt premium chocolates is available in more than 120 countries for over 170 years. This is why the brand is acknowledged as one the most innovative and creative companies manufacturing premium chocolate desserts. With rich texture and 99 percent cocoa, the Lindt Excellence dark chocolates are delicately fragrant, having slight fruit and floral tastes along with natural vanilla to pose as a perfect accompaniment for your coffee times or evening wines.
6. Mason & Co.
These hand crafted dark chocolates are made from organically grown cocoa beans sourced from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Mason & Co. range of dark chocolates are soya and gluten free and comprises of sweetness derived from palm sugar, which is extremely good for the health. The Mason & Co. dark chocolates are available in variants like Expresso, Chilli & Cinnamon, Rosemary & Sea Salt, Zesty Orange, Sea Salt, Black Sesame & Raisin, Peppermint & Sweet Nibs, Semi-Sweet Dark Organic Exotic, Cocoa Chip Dark Organic Exotic and many others.