These days many types of chocolates are available in India, so the question becomes “What are the best chocolates to take to India from USA” ?
So even though many chocolate types are easily found in India, there is no doubt that chocolates remain a favorite among everyone.
Hersheys kisses are one of the most popular. We like to take them to India cause they are bite size and almost everyone likes them. Also good ideas to take a variety pack, the mixed bag type of chocolates. For one trip, quite a while back, we took these variety pack and also carried some zip lock bags. In India pack some chocolates in zip lock bags, easy peasy gifts ready 🙂
Have you tried Merci chocolates? I have, and these are good. These are available in a variety pack.
Some thing unique is the Giant Hershey’s Kisses chocolate. I did not see it in a regular store. If you visit one of the Hersheys ChocolateWorld locations, you can see it there. It’s a big 7 oz chocolate which has the shape of a Hershey’s kiss chocolate. That is great attention grabber and is something which is not available in India.
Another unique chocolate treats are cashews with chocolate and almonds with chocolate. The cashews with chocolate coating are simply delicious. Also great are almonds with dark chocolate coating. We have not seen both these items, at least of good quality, in India. So take either of these. I know that almonds with chocolate coating are readily available in superstores like Sams & Costco and also on Amazon. Take a big jar and you are all set. Oh, these are available in two types, one is almonds with dry chocolate on them and second is almonds with chocolate coating. Take the chocolate coated ones, we like them better.
Do It Yourself Chocolates
If you like to wear the Chef’s hat, then take a look at making your own chocolates. Lots of cool molds are available, with which one can make bite sized chocolates. Plus if you have kids who like to cook, then relatives and friends will like these special chocolates made by kids. I see a chocolate recipe on youtube.com by channel Sanjeev Kapoor Khazana.
Sugar Free Chocolates
If you have friends/family members with diabetes, then get some sugar free chocolates. It will be a nice gesture.
Chocolates with Liqueur for Adults
For adults, some of you may like to get chocolates with liqueur . Check this faq from Godiva’s website. It mentions that many states in the USA do not allow these to be sold. You may find these in Godiva stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Virginia. In these state, some other stores might also carry them for example Costco and perhaps liquor stores.