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The Many faces of Chocolate

Over the ages, the Cocoa tree and its by-products have been used for its many unique properties by many different cultures.

Ancient tribes carried and exchanged cocoa beans as a form of currency . In Mexico, many tribes till date apply cocoa, as a general antiseptic, to treat wounds and even snake bites!

In moderation dark chocolate is known to be good for the heart, skin and brain!

Research has shown that rich dark chocolate lowers blood pressure, what a lovely excuse for school and college students to consume some before examinations! Not to mention working executives who can pop in a small piece before an important Board-meeting!

Cocoa butter is rich, creamy and aromatic. Anyone who uses it will not be able to deny that it them and those around them in a very good mood! 😉

Chocolate as an aroma itself is used in Perfumes and Spa-treatments primarily for its mood-enhancing characteristics..

By improving blood circulation, cocoa helps fight fatigue making you more alert and efficient.

Many people do not know this but cocoa also contains health-enhancing antioxidants.
Many in European nations consume ‘hot chocolate’ before going to bed, in order to keep the body warm during colder months.

An extract of cocoa has recently been found to be more effective that in fluoride in fighting tooth decay! This news is sure to bring joy to many children (and adults!) around the world.

It is one of the most powerful herbs available to mankind being as delicious as it is therapeutic.

Josephine “Jo” Grace Brand an English stand-up comedienne once said “Anything is good if it’s made of chocolate” and Boy! Was she right!

After realizing all the wonderful beneficial properties of chocolate, It is safe to say that Lotus Chocolates is in the business of healing Mankind 🙂
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Posted by on August 31, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

History of chocolate

Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.” by John Q. Tullius

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ bar of chocolate?

Many may not be aware that our favourite flavor – chocolate originally started out as a beverage. Later it was used as an ingredient to ‘better’ the taste of food.

Back in the day, Aztecs (ethnic group of Central Mexico) used this wonderful crop as a beverage, known as “Chocolatl” for sacred ceremonies. Chocolate was also known to the Mayans who too served it at royal and religious ritual events. Milk and Sugar were unknown the Aztecs. The Europeans, in order to reduce cocoa’s bitter taste, began adding sugar and milk to this ancient mixture.

This intense bitter taste, it needs to be fermented, dried and then cleaned to obtain the cocoa nibs. These are ground and are processed into cocoa solids and cocoa butter. White chocolate does not have cocoa solids but does contain cocoa butter, milk and sugar.

The first ever chocolate bar was made in 1847 with components such as cocoa solids, cocoa butter, sugar and milk.

Presently, cocoa bean is grown, within the hot and humid belt, 10 to 20 degrees North and South of the Equator. With the spread of chocolate’s popularity, Europeans began establishing plantations around the world within these regions. That is why despite cocoa originally being from the Americas, Africa produces as much as two-thirds of the world’s cocoa.

There are chocolate lovers everywhere, and chocolate makers around the world
Lotus chocolates (http://www.lotuschocolate.com) are one of India’s select manufacturers of cocoa products and chocolates. Due to the fact that Lotus Chocolates follows stringent quality processes for all their cocoa products and is equipped with top class German, English and Italian machinery – Cadburys, HUL, GlaxoSmithKline, Britannia, Amul etc. approach Lotus Chocolates for its fine produce.

Lotus Chocolates is constantly looking out for new and innovative ways to maintain standards so as to ensure “Quality in every bite”

To know more about how chocolate is made – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye78F3-CuXY&feature=related

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Lotus Chocolate creates some of the fine cocoa products

Lotus Chocolate creates some of the finest cocoa products and cocoa derivatives including chocolates, available in India today. With a long history of twenty three years (Since 1989), and having mastered the know-how to craft quality chocolates, Lotus brings forth a string of Choco treats all of which can match the likes of any brand available worldwide. http://www.lotuschocolate.com/consumerproducts.html

Its presence in the industry for such a span of time and also having created subsidiaries which supply most of the raw materials internally allows Lotus to source its raw materials easily and minimize its involvement of third parties in the manufacturing process thereby making the chocolates more economical and sustainable. The monitoring process for quality assurance is further simplified.

The Lotus mission is “to constantly reinvent, innovate and implement ideas. Create finest quality, world class, value for money products through continuous research to deliver the best.” Lotus Chocolates are as serious as passionate about their chocolates which reflects in its many products. The company aspires to better themselves in the years to come by being innovative and through continuous research to deliver the best to keep the customers satisfied. Lotus Chocolates assures to leave a smile of savored happiness on your face.

The machinery and technology used today at Lotus Chocolates have been brought in from European countries such as Germany, UK, Denmark and Italy. They also use the same stringent quality processes which are practiced by their European counterparts and also ensure that the chocolates are developed with its own unique flavor.
Lotus Chocolates believe that the customer should be able to experience the quality and palatability of the chocolate which would make all the hard work put in to make these fine products worthwhile. http://www.lotuschocolate.com/companyoverview.html

Lotus Chocolates believe in making a difference. Their claim is that “we are truly in the business of pure joy”, which means that they expect their customers to feel the delight with every bite they take into a lotus chocolate bar.
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Posted by on July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

‘CHOCOLATE’ is one word, which is irresistible for both infants and adults.

‘CHOCOLATE’ is one word, which is irresistible for both infants and adults. Who does not like chocolate? Lotus Chocolate Company Limited was incorporated in the year 1989 and commenced its operations in 1992. This company is engaged in the manufacturing of chocolate products such as Lotus Cocoa Mass, Lotus Cocoa Powder, Lotus Cocoa Butter, Lotus Chocolate, Lotus Chocotreats, Lotus Plain Chocopaste, Lotus Ice Cream Coverings, Lotus Drinking Chocolate Powder, Lotus Chocolate Sauce and Lotus Chocolate Decoratives. The taste is extremely delightful, smooth, rich and creamy.. The fat content of these products is between 51% to 54%. Lotus Chocolate manufacture chocolates in combination with sugar / sweeteners to make the bitter cocoa taste more palatable.

In the year 2008, the company was taken over by Puzzolana Group. It was possible because of the leadership of two Hyderabad based entrepreneurs, Mr.Prakash Paiand Mr.Anantha Pai, who are the promoters. Their aim was to make Lotus Chocolate Company, an Indian owned entity and become a market leader in the cocoa and chocolate segment. Read more here http://www.lotuschocolate.com/history.html

Lotus Chocolate company is a HACCP certified company.The quality standard of Lotus Chocolate compares with the best anywhere. Lotus has been servicing giants in the food industry, namely Cadburys, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Amul India Limited, GlaxoSmithKline, Britannia, The Taj group of hotels, Godrej Hersheys and Hatsun Group .

Lotus Chocolate Company is located 55km from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh (South India). This company is well equipped with advanced and latest machinery, which has been imported from Germany, UK, Denmark, and Italy. Besides, this company is backed by well trained and qualified professionals, who are dedicated to deliver the best.

Lotus Chocolate believes in making a difference and ensures highest quality standards.

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Chocolates healthier than fruit juices!

Chocolate is healthier than many fruit juices and is a ‘superfood’ in its own way, says a new study conducted by a US-based chocolate company. Powdered dark chocolate has more anti-oxidants and polyphenols, believed to protect us from cancer and cardiac conditions, the Chemistry Central Journal reports.

The research further showed that both dark chocolate and cocoa had more antioxidant activity and more flavonols than fruits.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 
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Chances of winning our gift hampers this Diwali !!Participate & get lucky !!

Chances of winning our gift hampers this Diwali !!Participate & get lucky !!

The pictures and stories has to be from this Diwali, i.e. 2011
Do not mention a chocolate brand name in your story or do not have a chocolate brand name showing in your pic.
Lotus Chocolates is the sole authority to choose the winner.
The last date for posting is 31st October.
The photos & stories should be yours and not from any other source.

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Lotus Choclate’s New Achievement

Lotus Chocolates take great pride in being one of India’s select manufacturers of the finest chocolates, cocoa products and cocoa derivatives. We have got another feather in our cap.We have been certified by the latest version of IS 22000 [ FSMS- Standard for Food Safety Management System ] by Lloyd’s,a leading International Certification Company.
This certification indicates our commitment in a sustainable manner, in meeting global quality.environment,health and safety standards.This is a milestone in our quest for quality.

 
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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Uncategorized