Choc-a-lot, Chocolate with Love and Health too!

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As the name suggests it is a brand of homemade designer chocolates with the tagline’Taste the Love’ and truly an abundance of love and passion goes behind the making of each chocolate. Before we go further let me give you a little background on what chocolate is.

Well, literally chocolate is a food product made from roasted and ground cacao seed kernels, which are tiny pieces of pure raw cocoa without sugar or flavour enhancers that are very rich in nature, nutrient elements and phytonutrients that are perfect for a healthy lifestyle. It is available as a liquid, paste or solid on its own and even as a flavouring agent in other foods.

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Cacao has been known to be consumed in some or other form since the 19th to 11th century BCE by the majority of Mesoamerican civilisation that made chocolate beverages. Dark chocolate in particular has some significant health benefits and many doctors worldwide advise consuming chocolate, in moderation though.

Chocolate for many is synonymous with love, from making a loveable gift for loved ones to the lovely feeling that one gets on eating chocolate, chocolate is LOVE. Our home chef Gargi Lotlikar feels the same and thus she decided on spreading some more love, pure and homemade.

Gargi Lotlikar, a biochemist by profession turned her passion for chocolates into a business.

From her growing up years, Gargi, had an undying will to make a name for herself in the food industry. This is where her passion for chocolate came to the fore and her love for designing chocolates and trying out new innovative ideas helped her grow slowly but steadily. Based in the heart of Margao, she is set to revolutionise the chocolate industry with her ever-evolving variety of new and innovative flavours.

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At present Choc-a lot offers you some exotic flavours such as Strawberry, Mango, Pista, Caramel,  Rose with dry rose petals, Crunchy chocolates Etc

In the Filling Chocolate range Gargi offers, Almond, Jam, Raisins, Honey, Cashew, Fruits, Peanuts, Dry Fruits, Cherry, Coffee Butterscotch and more.

Keeping health and wellness in mind Gargi introduced some immunity booster chocolates as well, Kasai Chocolate, Tulsi Honey and Tulsi Ginger.

Oreo biscuit Chocs, Little hearts biscuit Chocs and Chikki Chocolate are some of her other Chocolates that make customers happy.

Gargi also makes special Baby shower sweets known in Goa as FULCHAO FALAAR and during Chaturthi she gets busy making chocolate modaks.

She makes Chocolate pedas as well which is a favourite amongst people, especially for functions like engagements, weddings, inaugurations, thread ceremonies etc.

Gargi also makes Chocolate bouquets that serve as an ideal gifting option for any occasion.

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Gargi, with the blessings and unquestioned support of her family and friends, founded this business in the year 2018 and personally handles every operation right from outsourcing raw material, making chocolates, moulding, designing, packaging, etc. She even designs her brand labels, manages deliveries, maintains accounts, and keeps a close eye on every aspect of her growing business. During times of executing large orders, she gets all the support and help from her family be it packing or delivery.

Euphoric at her first order, she still gets as excited with her current orders and the honest reviews by her loyal customers.  Her ever-increasing customer base keeps her motivated to maintain and even better her quality and services and incorporate every little suggestion made by them. She still considers herself a student in this fast-growing industry.

Gargi consciously chose chocolate as a medium to enter the food industry as it is something which is popular with every age group.

She had a vision where a whole group of people of all ages could try her innovative chocolate flavours, and enjoy and appreciate her endeavour to spread happiness in her own small but effective way.

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Her fast-selling chocolates are Almond, Dry Fruits, and the immunity booster Kasai Choc which was her innovation during the scary times of Covid and people really took to it favourably as it contained a healthy mix of turmeric, cardamom, almonds etc.

Gargi has her plans for the future by bringing her innovative flavours to the market and making Choc-a lot a household name.

Currently, she is working on making chocolates with vitamins and iron as her goal is for children to overcome this deficiency in a sweet way.

Now we can easily say, chocolate is not just a way to good mood but also good health.

AditI Malhotra
AditI Malhotrahttps://foodandhospitality.incrediblegoa.org/
Having covered more than 1000 restaurants and hotels across the country and globe, Aditi found her passion for food and travelling right in her childhood. At a later stage, travelling for work only fuelled this passion further and she started documenting her experiences as a food and lifestyle blogger 12 years ago and since then there has been no looking back! A woman who wears many hats, she holds a dual MBA degree in Mass Communications & Event Management from NIM and has 22+ years’ experience in marketing. She specialises in designing and executing marketing campaigns for brands, content management and digital media. Aditi moved to Goa 5 years ago after quitting her high profile job as AVP Client Servicing with Candid Marketing & DGM Strategy with Percept before that. Today she successfully manages social media and marketing for a handful of brands and enjoys planning events & weddings too. Experimenting in the kitchen and trying her hand at mixology is what she loves and in fact, it’s the combination of both that made her win the title of Mahou Maestra Chef in 2019 where she had to prepare a dish using beer. Single mother to a smart 18-year-old boy, you will either find her at home in pyjamas, working on her laptop and spending time with her family or all decked up to check out the new restaurant in town!

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