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A taste of Japan

Burgundy brings premium chocolates to India

Soumik Kar

It may be the land of mithai, but India’s no stranger to luxury chocolates from all over the world. A century ago, the maharaja of Kapurthala was a regular customer at Fauchon in Paris for champagne-filled truffles stamped with the royal crest. More recently, tasting clubs have sprung up, offering chocoholics a taste of some of the best chocolate around, even as premium brands like Patchi from Lebanon, Leonidas of Belgium, France’s Debailleul and the American Brown & Haley have found a place on Indian store shelves. 

Now, there’s one more luxe chocolatier in India, this time from Japan. The Orient isn’t normally counted among regions known for good chocolate (the list usually starts with Switzerland and ends with Belgium), but Royce’ is a 30-ye

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