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Events

by team caldron

Experience Ecuador Ecuador and chocolates are often mentioned in the same breath. Which is not surprising, given that the country exports over 60% of the world’s premium cocoa. Pro Ecuador, the Institute for the Promotion of Trade and Investment for Ecuador, recently held an event where ‘The Chocolate Factory Ecuador’ brand of premium chocolates was announced.

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ro Ecuador, the Institute for the Promotion of Trade and Investment of the country, hosted an event at Shiro, a popular nightspot in Mumbai. The objective? To get people to appreciate one of the most important exports of the country - cocoa. Now, not many people know that Ecuador exports a wide variety of products ranging from coffee, shrimps to handicrafts and roses worldwide. But the one foodstuff that has brought it renown is cocoa, and its final result, chocolate. “Ecuador is an undiscovered gem for Indian travellers, investors and corporates, which is why we have looked forward to presenting this experience of our country,” said Héctor Cueva Jácome, Consul

Varun Inamdar, Aditi Goel, Rashmi Uday Singh and Héctor Cueva Jácome launch 'The Chocolate Factory Ecuador’ brand

SWEET TALK The event unfolded with an informative audio-visual presentation about the various opportunities in

Hector and food writer Rashmi Uday Singh announced the launch of ‘The Chocolate Factory Ecuador’ brand of premium chocolates curated by Varun. These luxury Ecuadorian chocolates are currently available in Mumbai at Godrej Nature’s Basket outlets at INR 750 for a box of 12. General representing Ecuador in Mumbai, India. He further added that “Ecuador as a destination has a lot to offer for the various genres of travellers and companies.” 70 | CaLDRON MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2015

the country in terms of trade and tourism. The spotlight then shifted onto the famous exportable product of Ecuadorian chocolate with an intriguing session by chocolati-

er and chef, Varun Inamdar. Later, Héctor and food writer Rashmi Uday Singh announced the launch of ‘The Chocolate Factory Ecuador’ brand of premium chocolates curated by Varun. These luxury Ecuadorian chocolates are currently available in Mumbai at Godrej Nature’s Basket outlets at INR 750 for a box of 12. Guests at the event were charmed with a delectable culinary spread. Other striking elements of the evening were live Latin music along with colourful photo booths to engage the guests. ■

CaLDRON Magazine, January 2015  

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