India to get taste of M’sia chocolates

  • Business
  • Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003

LANGKAPURA Food Industry, the sole chocolate producer in Langkawi, is ready to market its chocolates in India, the company's manager Salehuddin Idris said. 

He said the company was ready to penetrate the Indian market through Bombay by supplying to Delta Chem, which is interested in the chocolates. 

He said Bombay-based Delta Chem had recently written to the company enquiring about several products produced by Langkapura. 

“This is a good sign for the development of the local chocolate industry overseas,” Salehuddin told Bernama in an interview in Langkawi on Monday. 

The company's chocolates are produced under the brand of D'Kawi Chocolate, which also indirectly promotes Langkawi. 

Salehudin said that since the company's move to its new location in Kuah, sales of Langkapura's chocolates had risen. 

This was in view of the fact that customers could order their chocolates according to their preferences such as chocolates with pineapple, durian, nuts or butter filling and have them made within a day, he said. 

Salehudin said he started the hand-made chocolate business with a capital outlay of RM50,000 and currently had a staff of seven and three machines. 

He said the company had expanded its product range to include tropical fruits–based chocolates – durian, banana and jack fruit – for the domestic market. – Bernama  

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