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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.