It all started in our Austin, TX kitchen where we experimented combining flavors we love from traditional Indian cuisine with our favorite sweet treat: chocolate. We source our cacao from the Tumaco region of Colombia, then roast, crack, winnow, grind, flavor, temper and wrap all our bars by hand striving to create the highest of quality bean-to-bar product. From the beautiful packaging inspired by Indian textiles, to the gorgeous bars themselves, Madhu chocolate is a true labor of love.
One consistent source of inspiration was Harshit's mom. She is a wonderful cook and always has inventive recipes. Not to mention, she makes an amazing chai. She is the reason why Harshit grew up with so much passion for food. Because she has been a great inspiration since the inception of this business, we thought it would only be appropriate to give the business same name as her: Madhu. Madhu in Hindi means honey or sweet which we think makes total sense for naming a chocolate company. It is also the mantra of our lives 'Be Madhu to one another'.
- Owners, Elliott and Harshit
Meet The Team
Harshit grew up in Mumbai, India with love of chocolate. He loves everything which is chocolate. His understanding of Indian flavors and spices has helped in creating these mouth watering chocolate flavors. A Software Engineer by profession but a true chocolate connoisseur by heart.
After spending several years as a Product Developer in the beverage industry, Elliott was ready to start working with his favorite food: chocolate. He loves making chocolate from scratch almost as much as he loves his dog, and that is really saying something.