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Shilpa Nair Anand
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Chatline Meet Renny Jacob. Shilpa Nair Anand was impressed by the gourmet chocolatier's accomplishments

‘P lanter's Place' is an impressive piece of property tucked cosily in the heart of Ernakulam with a dark secret. From the outside it is a stately white bungalow with ‘Cacobean' written on the façade. Cacobean (cocoa bean) is the only giveaway.

The ‘place' belongs to ‘planter' Renny Jacob, managing director, India Cocoa. His company is a business partner with Cadbury's India for the procurement of cocoa; simply put, he gives the cocoa (part of it) that goes into your bar of Cadbury's chocolate! He could be Kerala's only gourmet chocolatier (machine made ones ), and he is also in a partnership venture with the Swiss company, Cacobean A.G.

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