Devnaa, a London-based confectionery operation, has combined traditional techniques and flavors associated with Indian sweets with modern, artisan chocolate making to produce a range of unique bite-sized confections.
Launched by brother-and-sister team Jay and Roopa Rawal, Devnaa represents an evolution of Indian sweets into chocolate. The two siblings, who decided to enter the sweets business after relatives and friends praised Roopa’s homemade Indian desserts, researched both worlds prior to formally going into business.
After Jay travelled to India to search out the best authentic sweets and Roopa completed her study of artisan chocolate at Slattery School of Excellence, the two met back in London to share their experiences and ideas. This led to the development of an all new collection of sweets and desserts, which quickly earned them two consecutive Gold Great Taste Awards for their products, the most recent being for their chai masala milk chocolate truffle.
“We like to think of each one of our creations as an irresistible masterpiece, made with the same love and dedication as the inspiring sweet makers in India,” Jay says.
Available in collections of 16, 32 and 48 pieces, the product is packaged in unique “tiffin”-style boxes that feature a bold “mango” design, which takes inspiration from the iconic paisley print popular across India.
Devnaa donates 10 pence from all chocolate boxes sold and five pence from all chocolate bars sold to HEAL, a charitable organization committed to providing shelter, support, education and healthcare for children in India.
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