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    Addicted to Chocolate is now a store in Alwarpet, with Sumi Shroffa��s specials.

    ChocolateA� bouquetsA�toA�welcomeA�SunnyA�LeoneA�at the Fire & Ice show in June to cocoaA�cradlesA�forA�a babyA�showera��meetA�Sumi Shroff, whose canvas of chocolate seems to be getting quirkier by the day. Shea��s now taking her year-old Facebook venture, appropriately named Addicted to Chocolate, to the next level, with a takeaway store in Alwarpet. a�?The orders coming in have become so crazy that I need some display space. People want to get a feel of the kind of personalised hampers that I create,a�? says the 32-year-old, who hails from Agra and started making chocolates a year ago. In the past, these have included everything from almond clusters for corporates to miniature cars and ducks for giveaways at birthday parties.
    a�?Ia��ve mostly created forA�kids,a�? admits the mother of two, emphasising, a�?When children want something, I dona��t go to Google. Instead, I sit with the little one and we design it together!a�?
    With 40 flavours of chocolates (all vegetarian), find everything from mango and mint to tutti-frutti and lemon. There is even a pepper option. The dark treats apart, the menu also features cookies, custom cakes and dessert jars. Not to mention a separate savoury section of Italian classics, including focaccia breads and a mean pesto sauce. Dona��t miss out on her signature Ferrero Rocher cake, brookies (brownie cookies) and mudcake jars that have a following as far as Goa and Mumbai.
    Rs 20 to Rs 1,500. Store opening on August 20 at Eldams Road, Alwarpet. Details: 8870714401

    a�� Sonali Shenoy


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