Chocolatier Zeba Kohli took participants on a palate journey at a recent workshop

When a family-owned jewellery store turns 75 years old, how does one celebrate? With chocolate, of course.

As part of Kirtilals 75 anniversary celebrations, chocolatier Zeba Kohli’s Fantasie Fine Chocolates organised a chocolate-tasting workshop for Kirtilals customers.

“Chocolates and jewels are two very different products. However, designing is a creative process and when your mind is focused on creating and designing something, it comes easily to you,” says Zeba.

About her passion for chocolate, she says, “Chocolate is beautiful, but it is an enigma. Everyone has heard about it and in India, all chocolate is linked, I suppose, to Cadbury’s.

But there’s always a question of what chocolate really is, and I love clarifying such doubts and busting myths surrounding it. ”

Zeba’s company, too, will be celebrating 75 years since its inception. “Like Kirtilals current management, I too am a third-generation entrepreneur. That kind of connect was too hard to ignore and I agreed to conduct the chocolate- tasting in both the Coimbatore and Chennai showrooms,” she says.

The session covered the history of chocolate and took the participants on what Zeba calls a “palate journey”. She also read from her book The Chocolate Dictionary.

Also present were Seema Mehta, Director-Creative and Suraj Shanthakumar Director-Business Strategy from Kirtilals.